Saturday, July 4, 2009

CURRENT PROJECTS

"In the Trenches" collaboration with Mary C. Leto
15" x 12.5" x 3.25" artist's book (edition of 3) on handmade paper, printing and multi media
depicting the dead babies buried on Hart Island, NYC
inspired by the Hart Island Potter's Field and the work of Melinda Hunt

"Domino Mystery" collaboration with Mary C. Leto
series of oil pastels and an eventually an artists book
depicting found objects with suspicious intentions

"Rights of Passage"
film series on modern immigration
currently editing Renate Hess: East Germany

"Potato Famine Series"
glass bottles containing miniature potato farmers, catholic iconic medallions and aged irish linen labels, wrapped in wire, beaded and sealed with wax with added irish postage stamps
depicting the Great Famine of Ireland 1845 to 1852

"Portraits of Ageism"
6" x 6" oil paintings on canvas
depicting personal portraits of individuals affected by age discrimination in the film CUT BACK: facing ageism

"People Say We're Fat"
a series of glass vials filled with miniature people from all professions, wrapped with hand-stamped tags, a series of "labels" that read chubby, fat, plump, pig and big, in juxtaposition to these tags is a hanging heart
depicting our society's obsession with thin

Participant in the "Mother Tree Project" by Artist Helen Hiebert
Mother Tree will be a life-size handmade paper dress, a work in progress that will be created in Feb/Mar 2010 as part of the Portland Building's Installation Space program funded by the Regional Arts & Culture Council
invited a group of crocheters to my studio to make and send some of the 20 foot long strands that Helen is going to use in the installation

Participant in Hyperbolic Coral Reef Project
crocheted abstract hyperbolic "sea coral" as part of a collaboration and exhibition of crocheters from the Phoenix Scottsdale area

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