Category Archives: New Work

Call and Response

Angie Newman Johnson Gallery at Episcopal High School 1200 North Quaker Lane, Alexandria, VA 22302 May 12 – June 14, 12015 Jessica Beels, Elsabe Dixon, Inga Hamilton – curated by Elizabeth Vorlicek For the past year or so, I have been marinating ideas and slowly producing work for a 3-person show called Call and Response.  [...]

Melting Sea Ice – Voyage of Discovery

Finally, after about a year of collaborating, Michele Banks, Ellyn Weiss, and I have installed Voyage of Discovery at the AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science) in downtown DC. All three of us create work with scientific themes, so a joint venture seemed a logical and exciting prospect.  We were thrilled when the [...]

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 [...]

Weigh your Words

I have always been fascinated with words – how we use them, how we chose which ones we use, how they change over time.  And I am a copy editor and proofreader in one of my other lives, so even when I am deep into an art project, I’ve got words floating around in my [...]

The life of an apron

Always looking for excuses to branch out, I made a large sculptural piece for Personal Armor: Artists’ Concepts of Aprons on exhibit at Black Rock Center for the Arts in Germantown, MD,  in January.  This piece is larger than most of my earlier work – a full-size hostess/maid’s apron, and it posed some new challenges, [...]

Daylily paper and seaweed paper

What fun I have been having! Two summers ago, at a blissful two-week stint at Haystack in Maine, I got to use some of the seaweed paper that the paper class was playing with.  Last summer I saved some seaweed from the Maine coast (another blissful two-week stint, this time vacation with my family).  I [...]