Strokes of Genius @ MFA


A Beautiful Gravity (Falling) was accepted in this Annapolis show.  I usually don't make my text this legible (except the pieces in The Distance Between) but it's a love letter to my husband and I wanted to share it with the world.

Strokes of Genius
July 14 - August 7, 2011
Reception: Sunday, July 24, 3 - 6pm
Maryland Federation of Art


A Beautiful Gravity (Falling)
Acrylic and Charcoal on Canvas
36 x 36 inches

I know what it feels like to fall and I'm falling hard, harder than ever,  and there's nothing
I can do about it, nothing that I want to do but just give in to this beautiful gravity.

Happy Father's Day!


If you're a dad, have an awesome day! If you're an artist-dad, also check out this thoughtful post by Marty Coleman on Alyssa B. Stanfield's uber-wonderful blog: 6 Steps for the Artist-Father to Help Grow Creative Kids. Applies to moms too!

Speaking of artists parenting, the kiddo put down her bass for a little while to make this cool poster for my solo at Delaplaine.

The Distance Between: July 2 - August 21 at Delaplaine


Opening Reception: Saturday, July 2, 3 - 5 pm
Show Dates: July 2 - August 21, 2011 

This is a long time coming, over five years evolving in my head.  I'm looking forward to installing it the last week of June. 

For people who see the world in black and white, in absolutes, the distance between is irrelevant. You either are or you aren’t. You either do or do not. A white lie is just as bad as life in prison. They can’t appreciate the gradual descent, the slow, silent slide into a different state of being.

For those of us who can see the grays, the distance between is viewed as a continuum where one can shift left or right, up or down. We may not realize our movement along the line, between the planes, until we reach a different spot.

These works in acrylic and charcoal on wood panels represent my personal distances between two or more concepts fixed in time. Using rope to tether paintings closely together or to force a large space between other pairings creates a concrete, physical measurement of the emotional distances between each word in my life and invites viewers to consider where these intersections occur in their own. Read the press release