May 3-June 8, 2019
On the grounds of the Audubon Center, Debs Park, Los Angeles, CA
(in conjunction with the Arroyo Arts Collective)
My design for a site-specific installation titled Rock the Cradle was accepted to this show. It is my largest automaton to date measuring approx. 20"x 20"x 78". When the crank is turned, the bird heads bob up & down. For a video, please visit my Youtube or Vimeo channels, links above. I thought you might like to see the starting sketch & the resultant sculpture in situ at the park.
I WILL BE PARTICIPATING IN AN ARTIST TALK ON MAY 25 @11 AM.
Please join me and several other of the installation artists for a casual talk about the genesis of the Shelter project. Meet in the courtyard of the Audubon Center, address above. Contact me if you have any questions.
I am pleased & excited to be included in this show hosted by barba contemporary art, a beautiful gallery in downtown Palm Springs.
For gallery hours, please contact them directly for further information.
February 9-March 2, 2019
The Emperor's New Clothes
Avenue 50 Studio
131 North Avenue 50
Highland Park, CA 90042
Ph/Fax: (323) 258-1435
GroupThink Collective, Avenue 50 Studio & The Arroyo Arts Collective Blue Wall Alcove present The Emperor's New Clothes, an exploration of hidden truths about ourselves & worlds that are seen & unseen.
I am pleased to let you know I have 3 pieces in this interesting show as well as co-curating its installation. Please join me on Saturday February 9 for an opening party from 7-10 p.m. at Avenue 50.
The show runs through March 2 with a closing party that afternoon from 2-4 p.m. During the run, the gallery will be open for its regular hours, please visit their website for exact times:
Hope to see you there!
November 2, 2018-January 19, 2019
Merryll Saylan, This Is Your Life
The Center for Art in Wood
141 N. 3rd St.
Merryll Saylan, a pioneering woman in the art wood world, is having a 40-year retrospective show at the Center for Art in Wood. I am honored to have been asked to participate in a "show within a show" creating a collaborative sculpture with 12 other artists using the form of platters. Ms. Saylan is known for her artistic take on everyday tableware, so this sculpture is a homage to both that aesthetic & the supportive & nurturing environment of the women who have been inspired to follow in her footsteps.
Because I am currently exploring movement in my sculpture, I created a platter that has rotatable gears & encourages the viewer to play & touch. Below is my offering which I have titled "Spin Off".
If you are in the Philadelphia area, please stop in & see her retrospective. Information in the link below.
VIDEOS & PODCAST:
January 10, 2018
A short film was released this week which was shot during World Wood Day 2017 in Long Beach, CA. I was a participant as a woodturning demonstrator at this incredibly exciting, international event. Please enjoy this introduction to my world!
Merryll Saylan & myself hamming it up at WWD 2017 with our custom-made wooden specs.
I'm pleased to share a video produced by Wood Symphony, an online wood-centric gallery whose mission is to present the finest in wood sculpture from around the world. I am one of their featured artists & this video highlights the amazing work Wood Symphony is promoting. Please enjoy:
For further information, please visit their website at:
Interview with Dot Cannon on "Over Coffee"
The following 2 links are from a radio interview I did with Dot Cannon that aired on Nov. 15, 2012 on her Over Coffee show. Over Coffee airs weekly on Lancer Radio podcast for Pasadena City College. For more of Dot's work & show archives visit: