Posts Tagged ‘hudson fine art and framing’

Finding Balance

Finding Balance

  Finding Balance is a study in contrasts between hidden and revealed, light and shadow, old and new. This piece feels simple and balanced, but it is full of subtle contrasts. The colors run from dawn to dusk, words from A to Z. The utilitarian dictionary pages are edged in extravagant gold leaf. Some parts […]

The Surprise Inside

The Surprise Inside

Ok, even artists like to have some fun once in a while! This piece does actually have a completed collage inside. What is it? Not telling! I wanted to convey the sense of anticipation and excitement of finding an unwrapped package. What’s inside? Who is it from? Is it for me? You’ll notice bits of […]

Dreams of Faraway Places

Dreams of Faraway Places

The inspiration for these pieces came from the envelopes themselves. I have saved greeting cards – and the envelopes – for years. Envelopes make me think of traveling – after all, they have traveled a long way to reach our mailboxes. I envisioned sewing the envelopes together to form the basis of a large piece, […]


Time of Waiting 2

Time of Waiting 2

Time of Waiting 2 was actually created before the larger version and was the inspiration for it. This smaller version really has the feel of expectation while waiting for the contents to be revealed. The interior is glowing with such energy, just ready to burst through. And so much luscious texture! Each layer is stitched […]

Time of Waiting

Time of Waiting

The idea for Time of Waiting is one that has been on my mind for a quite some time. I wanted a 3‑dimensional way to explore the act of unwrapping and revealing an image. Remember tearing the paper off a birthday present when you were a kid, that sense of joy and excitement to find […]

True Joy and Happiness Be Ever Thine

True Joy and Happiness Be Ever Thine

A companion piece to From A Fond Heart Faithful And True, this one elevates an envelope from an ordinary everyday object to something grand and special. Inside the envelope are several fragments of tiny vintage greeting cards: Cupid on the lookout for his next target, bouquets of flowers, and an open book printed with the […]


In The Pink To Benefit The Gathering Place

In The Pink To Benefit The Gathering Place

Hudson Fine Art & Framing is hosting its 12th annual “In The Pink” art show to benefit The Gathering Place. More than 50 original small artworks created by local artists (including me!) will be raffled off with 100% of the proceeds going to The Gathering Place. The gallery will also display my Envelop/e series along […]

From A Fond Heart Faithful And True

From A Fond Heart Faithful And True

A cornerstone of my Envelope series, From A Fond Heart Faithful And True is dear to my heart. I wanted to elevate an envelope from an ordinary paper wrapper to something more magical, more symbolic. The gold leaf, the rays, the weathered surface, give it that mystical feel I was looking for. Inside the envelope […]

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

A Rose Is A Rose Is A Rose

Several of the pieces in the Envelope series are studies in contrasts, and this is one of them. I love the elegant old-fashioned women peeking out from their gilded frames. Clearly they were women of means at their time, so I surrounded them with flowers. Yet despite their privileges, their life wasn’t easy. They were […]


Letters Unsent

Letters Unsent

I had the idea for “Letters Unsent” before “Packaged Moments“, but completed it afterward. I needed to work through the thoughts about those other moments before I could take on this. I wanted this piece to explore the emotions of looking back on life and reminiscing about the thoughts not said, the missed opportunities: the […]

In The Clear

In The Clear

Titled, “In The Clear”, this piece is dear to me for the sense of joy it conveys. Several years ago, a friend gave me a page from a French magazine printed in the late 1800s or early 1900s. The image on the page was of dozens of butterflies (papillons) happily hovering over flowers. I envisioned […]

Lifelong Buddies

Lifelong Buddies

Another piece for the Threads of the Past exhibit, “Lifelong Buddies” shows a photo of my dad and his college friend. My dad went to a very small college. Very small – his graduating class had fewer than 2 dozen people. He and his classmates formed close friendships that lasted rest of their lives. I have […]


Once Upon A Time

Once Upon A Time

This collage titled “Once Upon A Time” is another of the pieces I made for our “Threads of the Past” show at Uncommon Art. The photo is of my parents drinking a toast on their wedding day. Behind them is sheet music for “Will The Circle Be Unbroken”, which has the lyrics: There are loved […]

Insufficiently Wrapped

Insufficiently Wrapped

“Insufficiently Wrapped” plays on the envelope theme with an image that couldn’t be contained. I liked the idea of a neat and tidy envelope spilling messy contents all over the place. Envelopes are meant to contain, but sometimes they just can’t hold it in anymore. The envelope is made from a magazine image that I […]

Too Much To Contain

Too Much To Contain

“Too Much To Contain” again looks at what happens when the envelope is too full and the contents are released. I love the mix of modern and vintage bits here: you’ll see graphs from a 1950s physics book, vintage elements from the 1880s, mixed with modern snapshots and maps. It’s a wonderful, complex mix of […]


Remembrance

Remembrance

“Remembrance” pairs a modern envelope paired with a vintage greeting card. I wanted to echo the greeting card with the other elements in the piece, so looked for papers with similar colors and feel. As I have tried to do in other recent pieces, I was somewhat spontaneous in my approach and did not over […]

Going Forth

Going Forth

Remember the excitement of finding a real envelope in the mail, one with a card or letter? Envelopes are more than paper: their purpose lies equally in being able to wrap, contain, and conceal, as well as open and release. They are the messenger, so rarely (never?) are they the reason for the missive. Yet […]


 
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