An artist creating sculptural Installations that connect us to the natural world
This is what happens when you put a group of curious and clever people in a room full of natural and found materials…
Some of the amazing results from Eco Fusion, the make and talk workshop at the Delaware Center for Horticulture. Thanks to all who were able to be part of the fun!
FIBERNEXT is a group exhibition at the Delaware Art Museum which opened on February 15 and runs through April 13. Co-curated by artists Carol Cole and Gina Bosworth, FiberNext showcases a blend of spectacular and intimate works that reflect the lively state of fiber art by 12 regional fiber artists.
This exhibition will feature approximately 20 pieces that illustrate today’s most ingenious approaches to fiber-based materials, combining classic textile traditions with contemporary art and design to create multi-dimensional works of art.
2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington DE 19806
Are you feeling creative? When happens now? Do you follow through, or drop the ball and use the sad excuse, “I have no art materials kicking around to make anything”?
Come to the Delaware Center for Horticulture on the evening of February 18th and 25th, where I’ll be giving a creative workshop called “ECO-FUSION”. There will be plenty of inspiration here, and an opportunity to walk home with a sculptural object … that you designed and make from natural and found materials!
To help inspire you, I will show you where I find the best materials…
They are in the shed, in the junk drawer, the recycling bin, and in the yard!!! Here are a few things you might never consider using. Here’s a link to sign up for the workshop:
Materials like these, and a little thinking outside the box will make you amazing art like this!
I’ll soon be offering a unique art-meets-the-environment two-day workshop called Eco-Fusion: 3D Forms.
On February 18 & 25, at the Delaware Center for Horticulture- known locally as DCH, I’ll inspire workshop guests to combine found objects and natural materials to create beautiful, organic sculptures. My own work expresses a deep concern for the environment, and my background has provided me with wealth of knowledge when it comes to natural materials. These are the skills I’ll be sharing, along with a few images of my work, and my inspiration for creating them.
This will be my first local workshop since relocating to Wilmington, I hope you’ll check it out and consider joining us. Bring items to share from the corners of your drawers, garden sheds, and recycle bins; natural and found materials alike. Clippers, scissors, wire, and garden sheers, come flex your imagination… and you don’t even have to draw!
In a few weeks, I’ll be rubbing elbows with fellow horticulture types and sharing my green sculptural techniques at the “Mid-Atlantic Horticulture Short Course“ in Virginia Beach, VA. Here’s a clip from the program describing my Willow Art Workshop:
Presented by the Virginia Horticultural Foundation, this event encourages professionals and nonprofessionals to enjoy, learn, and appreciate horticulture by providing education, venues for civic engagement, community-building, scholarships, and grants in areas related to applied horticultural practices. http://www.vahort.org
Leaving my studio in Manhattan was a bittersweet occasion; some say criminal. I love Manhattan and Brooklyn, I adored my home in Park Slope and my studio on 23rd. & Madison, but it was time for a change. Having stayed fifteen years past my five year plan, I felt confidant with my decision to relocate to a community that offered more green space, room for a dog, and my “stuff” …which had been stored in boxes all along the east coast. Originally, we aimed for Philadelphia, but the want for space took us a little further south.
We traded the convenience of urban living for more green space, and a bad linoleum floor. This is possibly more excitement then we can handle; a home, a studio, and a green space!
We have completed one of possibly three renovations, we are thrilled with our home and all its quirky characteristics. Now we are percolating new ideas. As each season passes it sheds new light on our world, and the ultimate studio.
Meanwhile, I continue to sort out the details of my workspace and prepare for several winter workshops and teaching engagements near and far.