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“…I kept a journal for all the ideas of boats and how I felt about them and the safeness they offered away from water. Using the text from some of those writings along with the pairing of a boat with a bird or birds of personal significance I built a narrative on each canvas which pulls together remaining thoughts left unattended in the previous bodies of work.”

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Land Bound

Remains: The works for this exhibition are a revisiting to the lingering thoughts of birds and boats. Birds and home were the theme for a body of work done a few years ago and presented in a solo show titled “Evidence of Experience”.

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Heron – detail

While building the boats for a subsequent exhibition titled “Temporary Shelters”, I kept a journal for all the ideas of boats and how I felt about them and the safeness they offered away from water.

Using the text from some of those writings along with the pairing of a boat with a bird or birds of personal significance I built a narrative on each canvas which pulls together remaining thoughts left unattended in the previous bodies of work.

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Curiosity Cabinet – detail

Curiosity Cabinets: I like to think of these boxes and the accompanying painting as “theaters of memory”. They are staged presentations of the small things we collect.……things that require further inspection.

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The Witch’s Daughter

So we bring them home, tuck them into drawers, place on shelves or discover in pockets.

These pieces are my way of honoring the things I found irresistible at one time or another.

Each box has its theme set with the background of an inked collograph made on an etching press and cut to fit. Compartments are constructed within the box to fit not only the collected items but handmade books, hidden drawings and watercolors.

Some things are removable, some are not. There is just enough space left for the owner to add a bit of their own collection.

You are seeing the last of mine…

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The Collection
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Owl’s Voyage