Monday, February 25, 2013

All Together in One Place

The exhibit: What Comes Next?

Five artists, each with differing styles, presented new work in this exhibit at the Architectural Heritage Center in Portland, OR during the month of February.

This is a view of my work hanging in the gallery. The gallery is housed in the oldest building in Portland. It has been renovated to preserve the feel of the original building. It was a lovely setting.

This exhibit will be changed out in March and new work by these same artists will be hung. My work continues the turbine theme but has been done digitally. Come back for a visit to see what that means.

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Breaking Dawn

This is the fifth in the series:

Once again, turbines posed against the sky but morning approaching. I love blues and oranges juxtaposed together. It is probably my favorite color combination. I added hand stitching to this piece in the panel just right of center. The stitch resembles the turbine form and is layered in varying colors of blues and rusts.

Breaking Dawn
Awakened too early
It still feels like night.
Standing silhouetted
against the approaching light.

Monday, February 18, 2013


This is the fourth in the series.

If you get up close to photograph turbines, their size imposes a backdrop of sky. This is the blue of the sky and it's approaching darkness.  


In the golden hour
as night time pushes out the day 
these giants 
gather up the suns reflection.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Line dancing

This is the third in the series.

I love watching the turbines. When they are all traveling exactly the same, I love that rhythm. But sure enough, one or two get themselves out of sequence and then the fun begins.

Line Dancing

Watching the group perform, 
resembling a country western dance, 
mostly in unison, 
always a few who don’t know their right from their left.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Sun Salutation

This is the second in the five piece series.

Sun Salutation

Bold turbines, 
set among the hills and rocky areas of New Zealand, 
 add yoga to their repertoire,
 raising their arms in worship of the sun.

Sunday, February 3, 2013


This is the first of five pieces I created for this show. I call it WindSong. I was interested in making complex backgrounds with stylized turbines.

Turbines make for perfect art forms or is it art farms (haha). There are three blades forming a perfect hexagonal shape. They generally exist in clusters, providing unity, proximity and rhythm. They are big and bold, existing in mountains, green fields and oceans which provide splendid backdrops. To me they are reminiscent of Jean Claude and Christo's major art installations around the world. Yet they also provide energy. What's not to like about that.


Viewed against a background of mountains 
in the California desert, 
wind turbines spin together 
when the Santa Ana winds blow.