Blown away

Blown away

Brilliant color, fluid organic forms, and magnificent scale of the work by master glass artist Dale Chihuly is truly mind blowing. An early influence on my koi paintings, a visit to Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle was a highlight during a recent trip to the Pacific Northwest. Chihuly pushes the boundaries of an ancient […]

Under the Influence in Jersey City

Under the Influence in Jersey City

Recently I rediscovered a small book gifted to me many years ago. Page after page, the catalogue is an eruption of color in splotches and patterns on vessels that barely contain, yet seem to embody forces of nature…. “Artists get inspiration from the entirety of the universe — from every-day objects to profound philosophies. The […]

Up for Air

Up for Air

Up for Air and into the deep. Going into the studio, or actually, my garage or driveway with cans of spray paint, assorted nets and a large drop cloth is the first step of my work. The shifting patterns created by the nets as stencils on the blank canvas are the primary layer of the […]

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Laying Low: Life Lesson from the Koi Pond

Nothing like a blizzard with howling winds, dumping 2-3′ of snow to remind us what many mammals and some fish know. Winter is a time to hibernate, or at least, lay low, like the fish in our backyard koi pond. While fish don’t truly hibernate, they do go into a “state of torpor.” As the temperatures fall, they drop to the bottom of the pond where the […]

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