Saturday, October 6, 2012

Graphik-Collegium Blog

October is already upon us, and now's perhaps a good time to let you know of a  new and exciting blog from a group of Berlin printmakers with passion for etching techniques and drypoint:

I hope you enjoy the link and its frequent updates - I know I do!

I'll be back soon with details around my latest exhibition for which preparations are under way, so please stay tuned. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

New Painting - July 2012

And here we are, July 2012 - elated that I am able to post  my latest painting, completed at end of June on my blog.

I was especially energized to complete this work.

My Canadian friend, Irina, thought one of her poems resonates well with the painting, so I thought to include both the painting and the poem in this post.

I hope you enjoy them both!

The Harlequin Rose 
Why the quietude?
Inside the antiques store our images whirl around oblong frames, congregating
on edges of plants – a topiary that attaches itself to thin wires.

Pods, stems, and cones
in dried flower arrangements.

Against porcelain.

Against the cool, almost resonant & transparent mood of the penumbra
where our fingers are laced through
as we hold a cup against the spectre of the sun.

Our fingers crawl, clad in kaolin, & expect you 
to be the shelter of this transparency, the holder of the harlequin rose,

each diamond, a fixed shadow against the nettling of its hues.

And the moment shepherds us through the blossoming
of a frugal resonance, as we bring the cup to our lips

- a compass over a silence where no petal is due. 

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Evolution of a mural - Part II

Here is the next set of photos from the work in progress that is my mural painting.

I will continue to post photos of the mural as my work progresses, so if this is something that interests you, please check back in a couple of days.....I look forward to your visit.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Evolution of a mural - Part I

In this post, I would like to share some of my work in progress: a mural that I've been busy working on since January.

With the cold weather settling in in Berlin, I finally got the chance to post some images from the progress of the mural, starting with its beginning. 

The concept of the mural is still very much in flux yet some of its themes begin to crystallize.

I hope you enjoy this visual story of its making  and come back for the next post (in a day or so) which will follow the journey of the mural into its next stage.