Monday, November 21, 2016

The Building Blocks of Nature



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The Building Blocks of Nature was the result of a residency I completed at Arch Bishop Ryan High School through the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Delphi Arts Futures Program.   The multimedia project resulted in an installation of approximately 50 cubes made by the students.  Each cube contains patterns found in nature that were created by a variety of printmaking techniques.  Aside from studying such patterns and learning an assortment of hand transfer printing techniques (these are techniques that do not require an etching press), students were inspired by works from the museum's collection through several visits led by museum staff members.  Stacking the cubes represents how each species is unique but is also interconnected with other life forms. 

At the time, I did not know I would be relocating so I will take a moment to express how very rewarding it has been to work with the Philadelphia Museum of Art's Delphi Art Futures Program, which I have been fortunate enough to have been a part of for the past five years.  As you scroll down this blog, you will see other projects created though this valuable program. 

Monday, November 14, 2016

Unity Art Project

Those of you who have followed my work over the years may recognize this motif. The various color circles represent the human race.  My feeling is that one of the best ways that we have to promote unity and peace is through art.  So I am reintroducing this motif during this time to emphasize this....we are ALL an important part of the human race and need each other.  

I urge anyone reading this to grab a piece of paper and a pencil, crayon, or whatever, and draw your own version of Unity.   Share it through social media or wherever you can.  Remember....A picture is worth a thousand words.