Newly hatched Leatherback turtles struggle to enter the world, despite the forces against them. Seems appropriate to make this piece from my own collection available. I've not participated in any in-person shows since the start of Covid and now I am taking a leap of faith as I plan next years exhibition schedule. I feel ready to return, probably only shows no more than a couple hours drive from the studio. In the meantime if you are interested in an available piece or a commission please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
This photo is of my booth at Kings Mountain Art Fair a couple of years ago. Unfortunately I expect all art festivals to be cancelled this year. . .
I really love participating at art festivals. I like being the one to shepherd my works into their new homes. I suppose we can still have a close relationship as artist /collector. I will have to embrace "social media" more than I have. I will blog more. I will send occasional updates if you are on my email list. I will continue to experiment with new techniques and share the progress of any new artworks. I will try to create art despite the pandemic. I will make the best of the new normal.
If you feel up to it please send me an email and let me know how you are doing. Also, if you have one of my pieces hanging on your wall please share a photo with me!
I am returning to one of my favorite inspirations . . . Birds. In college I studied illustration and experimental film and after graduation worked as an animator in the film industry. It was a great career but to be honest what I really dreamed about was to be the one in the field (blind or boat) with a movie camera/sketch pad waiting . . . My sea creatures along with my birds share the ability to defy gravity. I would love to be able to move through 3 dimensions as they do. . . but I will have to be satisfied with just being an observer.