Thursday, November 28, 2013

Art Work-Hill House

I'm such a terrible blogger. lazy slacker. I should have been posting everyday like I did in Austrailia, but instead, I would just esconce myself in front of the fire each night.

I'm posting some of the work I created in Minnesota and Michigan.  The residencies were very different.  In MN, although we were all doing our own work, there was a interesting vibrant sense of community that was beneficial in creation of the work.  In Michigan, I was alone with my dog, my thoughts and art in the middle of a huge forest. Both were very conducive to work although in different ways.

On thing I decided was to come with a relatively clean slate. I did have a project plan, but did want to be influenced and inspired by my situation.  I mean why continue to just make flying machines?  I can do that here in Lubbock.

At Hill House I did not have a studio, and I did photo oriented transfer work. The first series were of the imaginary prison series.  I have these transferred on to paper until I decide if they will be a book or standalone.

A series of transferred photos

 I also shot video at the Cosner preserve.

Art work from the residencies-Anderson Center

Anderson Center Work:

While I was getting started and accustomed to the shop and surroundings, I began working in way similar to my flying machines. Just to get producing until I figured out what I wanted to do.  I stretched paper on small frames and did free association henna drawings. Tim, Greta, Marjo, and Beth also contributed to the pieced.  I strung them up and have decided that they are going to end up being a free floating accordion fold artist book.  This I think I want to continue developing.

I then began casting textures that I acquired in white cotton.  This developed into the book, 'the texture thief'.  I also want to continue to develop these cast books. 

With a previous residency where I did not have a press, I cut very small linos (approx 2 sq inches) that I could print by hand.  I again started with this same techniques cutting a variety of objects in a free association.  Again, this was to begin working, while I investigated other ideas.

As I began to print in the shop, I did a series of pieces, drypoints, mezzotint, relief of the areas surrounding me. Also some transfer books.

My final weeks, I began to photo and film in the unique tunnels below the center. 

Sunday, November 24, 2013

leaving and contrasts

This my last day at the Hill House.

On my way to Florida to swim with the Manatees.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Ending Time

My time at Hill House is almost at an end. Too short but many ideas for new work.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


from the window. Djinnaya is loving the weather. The cosner preserve is 7 miles north of me, and if I can get my car out, I want to try to do some filming there. 

Did find some really strange stuff deep in the woods
I think it is a dead chicken and a lump of something else.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Hill House arrival

Arrived at the Hill House residency yesterday. It is part of ISLAND: Institute for Sustainable Living, Art, and Natural Design