Recycled Materials Transformed Into Sculptural Masks

Recycled Materials Transformed Into Sculptural Masks

Protection. Fashion. Power. Culture. Identity and more… These are just some of the words students came up with during our warm up Word splash exercise for the mask making workshops I am bringing to elementary school students in Delaware through the DIAE (Delaware Institute of Arts in Education.) Using the word Helmet, rather than Mask for this exercise opened up possibilities […]

Winter Whites in My Drawers

Winter Whites in My Drawers

“There’s always room for a story that can transport people to another place.” ― J.K. Rowling Winter Whites is from my Shoe Portraits series. All shoes have a story, how they came into your life and where they’ve taken you. Now that’s a selfie.  

Remains to be Seen in My Drawers

Remains to be Seen in My Drawers

“I’m thankful for my struggle because without it I wouldn’t have found my strength.”  Author Alex Elle.  

One in Eight in My Drawers

One in Eight in My Drawers

“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.” Carl Gustave Jung One in Eight is an exploration of the opportunity following a breast cancer diagnosis and surgery, to become stronger, more resilient and to celebrate the journey- wherever it takes us.

Making Sense of it All

Making Sense of it All

Earlier this month, Scott and I spent some wonderful time back in Hawaii where I was a part of the Art of Peace to benefit Domestic Violence Action Center.  It turns out that as we were enjoying a lovely evening in Waikiki with our dear friend Pegge Hopper on our last evening on the island, Paris was under attack. Several hours later at […]

Art and Love

Art and Love

Two hearts that played on distant shores Content though they were, they wanted more These two lines are from a poem that my husband Scott wrote to celebrate our marriage. Titled Pure Love, it tells the story of our long distant love affair that began 22 years ago as a blind date. Printed with letterpress onto handmade paper and […]

Roots and Wings and other Lovely Things

Roots and Wings and other Lovely Things

This past week has been one of milestones. We took our son Griffin to college last week, said good-bye to Garbiñe our Basque “daughter”, had a send off iced tea in Kennett Square with my dear friend and former intern Ivana as she goes off to college, celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary on the 27th, and […]

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Painting by the Pond Summer 2015

Writer, artist and student, Ivana Gatica is guest blogger this week. In David Hockney: A Bigger Picture a film by Bruno Wollheim, Hockney returns to paint his native Yorkshire. At the onset of the film we see Hockney driving the English countryside as he reflects that “I always felt that I was a person of privilege, […]

Random acts of color

Random acts of color

  Site specific sculpture? Random acts of color? Arbor ardor? These castaways were spotted on the way back from our compost run at work today. Had to hop out of our floral department golf cart to capture the beauty in the unexpected. That’s what we see, and do, as artists. We find or make connections […]

Q & A with Nicole Royer

Q & A with Nicole Royer

Nicole Royer is a painter and designer currently working in Wilmington, DE. Nicole and I check in with each other weekly about our work and the business of being an artist. She’s exhibiting her work at Highland Arts Garage in Wilmington, DE with a reception tomorrow Friday, May 1st, 5-8 pm. As a brief intro to Nicole, I’ve […]

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