Durham is a great little city, and I love being a member of 5 Points Gallery Co-op. Last year I created a fused glass piece with iconic Durham buildings, and I was challenged to make another one this year. So, here are my two artworks about Durham.
Bull Durham (sold)
Bull Durham 2 (18″ x 22″) $1500
Please keep checking back or email me for quotes as I have decided to sell most of my fused glass artworks online using PayPal.
I have created a new Menu category titled Art for Sale and Contact. It will take me a while to get it all organized.
Iceland is a fascinating place of fire and ice. The landscape is so inspiring for art.
And we lucked out to see Northern Lights too, even in September, even in southern Iceland.
Glacial Ice (20 x 16)
Hot Spots (20″ x 16″)
Just published in the American Women in Science Magazine: an article entitled, The Melding of Science and Art, by Raven Luo, a graduate student at Duke University, includes a section on my science inspired art.
James Webb (1906-1992) was born in Granville County, NC. He was the second administrator of NASA. The James Webb telescope has just revealed images from deep space showing galaxies that are millions of years old. Coincidentally, I have recently finished two fused glass artworks about the universe.
Microcosm in Space and Time, 20″ x 16″
Deep Space, 14″ x 11″
This is an artwork I made a while ago, but never showed it.
I think it is my favorite sculpture. I even wrote a little poem about it.
In One Ear and Out the Other
5 Points Gallery is in a historic spot in Durham that has held many different businesses and started out as a barn. Around the corner WAS the iconic South Bank building that was demolished over the past month. It is gone now. A new 27 story building will take its place. I have been working on one of my largest fused glass art works about Durham for a few months. Each small piece and building had to be fused separately before building the whole piece and fusing it all together. Even though the tiny pieces are glued before fusing, sometimes they jump around and have to be ground off and refused. My new piece is “Bull Durham.”
South bank 1
South bank 2
Bull Durham (22″ x 26″)
Recently I was fortunate to see some little bats (long nose bats, I think) sleeping in a tree near a waterway by the Panama Canal. I love the pattern on their backs and the way they line up on the trunk of the tree. So, I decided to try to create them in fused glass. I made the bats out of glass powder wafers, and the leaves out of glass clay. The tree is made of glass powder too.
Bats at Rest (20″ x 16″)
I will have my first way outside the area solo exhibit at the Glass Axis Gallery in Columbus, OH from Dec 10,2021 to Jan 29,2022. As both a scientist and an artist, I feel that I am in pursuit of some kind of order. I hope I convey that in an interesting way in my exhibit.
Order from Chaos
Usually we have had a few cold nights by now. While it still seems like second summer, Christmas decorations are already in the stores. That’s scary! Speaking of scary, I have two recent art pieces in our new exhibit at 5 Points Gallery that might make you think of Halloween! Let’s think Halloween! Please, NOT Christmas yet!
Attack of the flying pigs 20 x 16
Apparition (15 x 12)