This detail shot is the first piece of a series of monoprints I began working on this morning. On Monday I go in for a cochlear implant for some rather severe hearing loss that I somehow managed to obtain. Instead of writing about the whole experience, as there already is much of that on the web, I am going to document it visually with my artwork. The cochlea is a magnificent feat of nature, it so much reminds me of a snail that I’m beginning to think we possibly started out as snails!
Archives for June 2014
I’m excited to see the exhibition of my artworks along with the poetry of my mother and grandfather open this week in Stillwater, Oklahoma at Oklahoma State University’s Museum of Art’s Postal Plaza Gallery. This is the town where my parents met, got married and I was born. They moved away when I was six months old, only to move back for my last year of high school, when my mother began working at the University as an editor. My grandfather also attended the University and later taught there, spending summers on the farm they owned outside of Stillwater. My parents later purchased the farm and founded The Washington Irving Trail Museum, where they immersed themselves in local history, which is rich with country music, cowboys and outlaws.
It’s only appropriate that this would be where I would show these works first. I hope that with the vastness of space and time both my mother and grandfather can attend in spirit. I will be there for the reception on June 19th, giving a gallery talk between 6 and 7pm. The exhibit will travel to the Willard Art’s Center’s Carr Gallery in Idaho Falls, Idaho in November.
The book produced for the show, Words & Paint, features the artwork coupled with the poetry that inspired the work, as well as more information about the artist and poets. The book can be purchased through blurb.com