Friday, May 29, 2009

Art Show Opening

In case you happen to be in the New Jersey vicinity, I have some work in a group show for the Edison Arts Society in the Performing Arts Center Gallery at Middlesex County College in Edison New Jersey. The opening reception is tonight, May 29th from 5:30 to 7:30. The show runs until June 29th so stop by if you get a chance!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

A Wing and a Prayer

Another candidate in the old, abandoned buildings/houses series. I discovered this one a couple of weeks ago in western New Jersey. The tangle of vines covering most of the roof reminded me of a tousled head of hair. I'm puzzled by all the different openings and what it may have been used for in it's past lives. At times I really wish walls could talk!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Out on a Limb

While visiting an antique shop a couple of weeks ago, I wandered around the back of the building and found an interesting pair of old chairs with a little table arranged in the yard. I took a couple of shots but wasn't that enthused. When I turned around to walk back to the car, this composition hit me in the face! I admit I added the bird later, but this graceful, white limb seemed to flow across all the trees behind it and float above the small stream running underneath.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Rear Window

It's incredible how many sources there are for texture to experiment with. For example, I was doing laundry in my basement when I happened to notice the concrete floor and an endless variation of patterns (I live in an old house built in 1927). I immediately grabbed my camera and began taking shots in different areas ending up with lots of wonderful images to use for adding texture to my artwork!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

The Bucket

I've never quite figured out what this old shack with a single bucket hanging in the center is supposed to be, but I loved all the texture of the vines and weeds surrounding it.

Friday, May 1, 2009

The Wishing Well

Another abandoned house from my archives but I decided to add a figure to this one to give it more of a storytelling quality. I was glad to discover several years later that the story of this house does have a happy ending. I happened upon the property again, expecting the house to be demolished by now, only to find it had been completely renovated and given a new life as a nursery school and daycare center for children! The unexpected find certainly brought a smile to my face!