Category Archives: General

Weigh Your Words – continued

  Last spring, amid the end-of-school-year insanity heightened by our daughter’s graduation from high school, I was preparing for the rebirth of the Weigh your Words project that I started at Artomatic in the summer of 2012 (see the post on this blog from May 17, 2012).  My seesaw and sorting bins for Weigh Your [...]

For Pulse: Pass it On

This piece is about neurons in the brain, specifically about explorations about their communication (or lack thereof) as part of dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.  I have incorporated neurons into my work in the past – two of the Courage Unmasked pieces (both for the 2009 auction) had neurons in the interior of the mask, where [...]

For Pulse: Clot (a series)

Once I had started on one piece (HPV Deconstructed), the others flowed more easily.  I wanted to do a piece about blood, and blood cells in particular.  I also wanted to work more extensively with non-paper materials. Mesh – In college, I had taken a course called Projects in 3 Dimensions, in which we explored [...]

For Pulse: Deconstructing HPV

“Deconstructing HPV” is as much about the magnificent engineering of virus structures as it is about the human quest to understand what can hurt us.  In addition to addressing scientific exploration, it is a cautionary piece about treading carefully through the social implications of medical precautions and assumptions about human behavior.  Recently, all children, male [...]

Getting ready for Pulse

Since last summer, I have known that I would have new work – an entire room of large pieces and installations – in an exhibition this February through April (2013) at the Strathmore Mansion in Bethesda, MD.  The show is called Pulse: Art and Medicine and is curated by Harriet Lesser.  My inclusion in the [...]

Masks…

When it finally dawned on me that the Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear show next weekend is right before Halloween, I decided to kick myself into gear and make a few pieces I have been thinking about for a long time. So here are two masks.  I hope to make more, but I am not sure [...]

Pentaradial forms – my favorite

I don’t like to pick favorites, but even though I resist when people ask me, my favorite number is 5.  I loved to draw five-sided stars when I was a child because you can draw them with one line.  As someone who was dragged through the tortures of the 1960s experiment with New Math, I [...]

Puzzle Necklaces

I really don’t like clasps.  So I am always daydreaming about ways to make bracelets and necklaces that side-step the issue completely.  Lately, I have been playing with a new necklace design that comprises linked components that collapse on eachother so that a necklace can just slide over your head, but not hang too loosely [...]

2012 Smithsonian Craft 2 Wear show!

This October 26 through 28, I will be selling my jewelry at the first weekend show in almost two years!  I was honored to be invited to show at the Smithsonian’s Craft 2 Wear show at the Building Museum in late October.  It’s all wearables, so I will only have my jewelry there, but please [...]

Courage Unmasked 2

I am very happy to be a contributing artist in the second Courage Unmasked auction – a fundraiser for head and neck cancer patients – to be held on September 12, 2012, at the Katzen Arts Center at American University.  The show will be up in the Center’s front rotunda for a few weeks before [...]