Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Bluebeard's Last Wife

Holy moly. Has it really been two years since I posted? This is the inside view of my Bluebeard triptych, which was the main project for my final year of study for my M.F.A. Which I finished in May, 2013. It is a year later, and I still get a kick out of that.
     This was quite an engineering project and could not have been accomplished without the amazing Jeanne Pfeiffer at Sugar Maple Innovations. She is responsible for the beautiful cabinet that holds this piece.
     The work is interactive. There are two small working doors on the side panels. The right door has a working lock and key. Viewers may choose and image from the shelf below the triptych and place them in the panels behind the tiny doors. The viewer may also choose to lock or unlock the right side door. The choices of the participants affect the interpretation of the piece.
     Below is how the triptych looks when it is closed.


   Of course, now that I see them here, I want to change them! Hmm..I wonder how easy it would be to replace those panels….

Friday, August 24, 2012


Today's prompt for IF is "Tall". I drew this about a hundred years ago, when I put together all of the poems my dad recited to us as we were growing up. This oe was one of his favorites, which he recited complete with a whine and quivering lip:




Friday, July 13, 2012

The Conversation


Well, such as it is, these are the eight panels that will make up the image for the front of my triptych. Now, I have to burn plates and print them, and then attach them to a painted background. I hope the drawings look OK.

I'm also posting this for today's IF prompt, lost, because I think both of these women look like they know how that feels.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Little Wren

This week's IF prompt is hitched, and it reminded me of this.
It is an old painting that I'm thinking about re-drawing and making into a print for my MFA show.

It's really interesting to see how my work was changed, and also how it hasn't!

Friday, March 16, 2012

Shades

I've been so busy with work and school that I haven't had time to make anything other than the things I'm working on for my MFA thesis show. I miss posting to IF, so when I saw today's prompt, shades, I thought of this drawing.                                                                                                                                                   It is really old, from my time way back at Idaho State. It was for my very first formal drawing class.

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Bluebeard left center, printed

This is the left half of the open center panel of the triptych. I'm going to print it on a textured yellowish paper called Bagasse, but I have a limited quantity, so I'm proofing the plates on the Zerkall, below. Next up is making plates for the other half of this image (and getting the values right!).