“I disent” Update

…keep the flame alive

two sculptures as tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsberg. They include a representation of her "I disent" collar, the supreme court and a flame holder

I have now completed two tributes to Ruth Bader Ginsberg. In these troubling times the Supreme Court appears to be moving in a direction where once again, men make decisions about women’s bodies without regard for their own culpability or the health, financial security, and safety of the women and families involved. Why is our society so hypocritically set on denying citizenship to DACA recipients, young people who are ready or already have entered the labor force to be productive, contributing citizens while forcing women to carry a pregnancy to term where the child faces an uncertain future. How we are missing the sage judgement of RBG.
The piece on the left, is at D&R Art Gallery and Studio – until Oct 9 (5350 E Broadway Blvd, Suite 156, Tucson, AZ) and the piece on the right is at On the Edge Contemporary Gallery, (19 Tubac Road, Suite 300, Tubac, AZ)

Monsoon Butterfly invasion

..the joys of rain

Drawing to the end of August 2021 and southern Arizona has experienced a magnificent Monsoon. Rainfall has exceed our annual rainfall in just one month. At the end of July, after 18 months of almost no rain, the desert had dried and the natural world seemed dead. We braced for a repeat performance of last year with summer temperatures over 100F for over 100 days. But then the rains came. Almost over night the desert greened, cactus bloomed and the wonderful smell of the creosote bush engulfed the humid atmosphere. A while later butterflies of all description appeared. This, the Queen, is often confused with the Monarch butterfly and indeed it is similar, even enjoying milkweed to lay its eggs. This particular butterfly found a safe place to perch on my bird fountain. The calcified edge created enough texture for it’s legs to grasp the edge and sip at the damp surface of the pot.

The Arizona Water Trilogy Story

…what we do, how we live and how blind faith is hard to derail

three images of my water use sculptures arranged in a horizontal line, with captions that tell the water story as I see it

As many of you know I have been working on developing a strategy to tell “The Arizona Water Story” as I see it so far. With the help of Photoshop, some creative editing of my thoughts, and printing on Aluminum, I finally have a strategy. I have morphed the three sculptures into 2D prints. When aligned together, they tell the story….

It’s not what we know,
but what we do
when we don’t know.

Humanity exists
on a thin line
Nature’s resilience

Natures’s Forces
may finally shake our faith in
Market Forces

Sculpture as digital art

exploring a new direction and looking for feedback

In response to a friend’s suggestion, I am exploring increasing access to my art through digital printing. I am currently investigating printing options ranging from aluminium to paper. This is a new venture for me and therefore I am seeking feedback.

If you saw my sculptural work as a printed image in a gallery:

  • what would you find appealing vs unappealing?
  • What size would you be looking for?
  • Where in your home or office would you put it?
  • Would it be a gift or for personal use?
  • What price point would you be looking for?
  • would you prefer printed on aluminium or as a print on paper that would need to be matted and framed?
  • If you were going to give me one recommendation, what would it be?

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration