Monday, April 7, 2014

bind

Here is an article about a group exhibition at UNCW that featured one of the quilted pieces.

Thanks!


Friday, March 21, 2014

March on!

Here is studio update with some professional photography. The titles are tentative... I need a witty brainstorming session.

Indigo and Neon, 24" x 36", mixed media- The cake is a pink camo cake kit from Walmart. I made the cake and then painted it on mylar. The background is hand dyed indigo (by me) pieced with neon fabric.
 Blush and Bashful, 24" x 36",  mylar and fabric
 citrus still life, 19" x 25", watercolor on yupo
 roccoccococake, 19" x 25", watercolor and acrylic on yupo
 sauced, 19" x 25", watercolor on yupo
 Parfait Party, 19" x 24", acrylic on yupo


 piece, 24" x 17", fabric
Stripes, 20" x 30", mixed media

I love TV, 19" x 24", collage

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

sew sew

Although I am trained as a painter, I love textiles. I found the original quilts in my grandmother's attic. They were in bad shape. The fabric was deteriorating beyond repair, so I decided to cut them up and repurpose the quilts into artwork. The quilts have organic quality with the cotton batting and not so straight hand quilting so I juxtaposed the handmade essence with the san serif machine embroidery. I chose words that have multiple meanings depending on the context. All of the words have a quilting connotation but could means something very different in another situation.

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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Report from Greensboro, NC

Drawings from the workshop with the 7th and 8th graders
 I visited Greensboro, NC this week for the SECAC conference. In addition, I had a solo show called "Produce" (which is still up until Christmas) at Canterbury School. Also,  I did an artist lecture and workshop with students. I was so impressed with the students' drawings. They did large scale drawings of fruits and vegetables on colored paper.
 The Gallery at Canterbury is a beautiful space! I had a great time. Thank you!


Thursday, October 24, 2013

Vine Sketchbooks for Drawing 2 class

Instead of doing an actual sketchbook, I had my students do drawings on Vine. Here are some of my favorites. You can see all of them using the #art211 tag.


Danny Bates


Robert Hajek


Janet McCardy


Michael Wienandt


Emma Wilson

Friday, September 27, 2013

Studio Update

Here are some new work coming out of the art closet!

 Jello on Mylar, 19" x 24"
detail

 This drawing (9" x 12" on yupo) was the inspiration for the larger piece below. I was influenced by a vintage Jell-O promotional booklet.
Here is the larger piece (24" x 36")
Here is a little sneak peak of the sides.

 Twist It Terri, 7" x 9" mixed media collage
Sun 'N Salt, 9" x 12" fluid acrylic on yupo

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Penland highlights




 Kevin and I headed up the mountain for the Benefit Auction. They raised over $600,000 in two days! I loved seeing all of the pieces but the live auction is the best part. It is quite a spectacle. Here are some things that I liked.

 Critz Campell- wood veneer piece
 Kevin Waddell's super fancy Z tables. I have the first ones.
Mark Peiser, glass piece
 Jeanine Marchand, ceramic piece


Thursday, June 27, 2013

drip, drip, drip....

Studio update
 Watercolor on yupo, 20" x 25"
 Crewel Burger, 7" x 7", wool on canvas
 Feast, 25" x 20", watercolor on yupo
 Oranges, Melons, acrylic on mylar, 19" x 24"
meringue, fluid acrylic on yupo, 9" x 12"

Monday, June 10, 2013

June Update

I have been playing in my studio with new materials. 

Fluid acrylics, watercolor, spray paint, mylar, yupo, etc. Here are some images...






Friday, June 7, 2013

Arkansas y'all!


Today we visited the Crystal Bridges museum in Bentonville Arkansas. The museum has spectacular grounds. I love the Roxy Paine tree!

 I was especially impressed by this James Turrell piece. My next visit will include a viewing during sunrise and sunset.
 I really like the more modern pieces in the permanent collection... Here are some of the highlights....

 Hans Hoffmann
 Miriam Shapiro
Nick Cave

Another revelation was the 21 c hotel. It is museum/boutique hotel. It was amazing- the juxtaposition between small town southern square and high end contemporary art was jarring. However, I loved the playfulness of the collection and the warm staff. After visiting Chelsea so often, it was different to be welcomed into the space.
This piece is in the hotel gym... motivational?
 Elena Dorfman