Spring is here

I recently returned from an amazing trip to SE Asia. In Bangkok we visited the Jim Thompson house/museum. He was one of the most famous Americans in Thailand and was responsible for reviving the silk industry there in the 1950-60s. Check out Jim Thompson -designer at Wikipedia. He led a very interesting life and disappeared without a trace on a trip to Malaysia in 1967. The glass art here was inspired by a trio of red umbrellas shading the side of his house that bordered a lovely garden and shade trees.

Red Umbrellas

Fall has arrived

Halloween is almost here, and I just installed my new art work at 5 Points Gallery in Durham, NC for October. Stores are already showing Christmas decorations, but wait. We need some Halloween fun first this month. Now I’m starting to gear up for the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Art Market at the Raleigh Convention Center, Nov 1-3.

Spooky

Art of Mind exhibit at Imurj Gallery in Raleigh

I will have my piece “Augmented Eternity” in the Art of Mind exhibit at Imurj gallery in Raleigh during May. The exhibit benefits the Alzheimer Association, and it brings back memories of my mother’s last 3 years in the memory unit of a retirement community. While I’m pretty certain she didn’t have Alzheimer’s disease, she did have dementia. She was lost in time and place, but she always knew people and even learned something new while she was in memory care. I will be interested in seeing the exhibit, and there will be a reception next Friday, 1st Friday art walk in Raleigh.

Augmented Eternity

Creating Art for “The Microcosmic Perspective” at Pleiades Gallery

My art show upstairs at Pleiades Gallery in Durham April 4-28 will look back at my microbiology roots. I will also have a guest artist joining me, Jane Hartman, who also fuses glass with a microbiology theme.
One of my pieces, shown here, is based on my research on lung cancer and toxicology. It shows isolated alveolar type II cells that have unique lamellar bodies that make surfactant so that the airways don’t stick together and make it impossible to breathe.

Lung Type II Cells

Winter Fusing and other art adventures

I’m working hard to build a new “solo” show about the microcosm for Pleiades Gallery in April. Actually, I will host another fused glass artist friend, Jane Hartman, who also creates glass art with microbiological themes. In my spare time, (like in front of the boring TV news), I’ve been playing with my new toy from Santa (that is myself), a slightly newer iPad with a really neat Pencil. I took a little class over at the Apple Store on the Pencil and purchased a program called “Procreate” for $10, which is really fun. Here is a little of my doodling. Next month I’ll try to have some of my new glass mounted and photographed.

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