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We Need PPE, Not Federal Tyranny! Olympia Indivisible Rally Stand with Portland, BLM, Wall of Moms

A non-violent protest to Stand with Portland in support of Black Lives Matter, Wall of Moms Portland, Wall of Vets, Wall of Dads, organized by Olympia Indivisible on Saturday July 25, 2020. This was one of the dozens of rallies organized by other Indivisible chapters throughout the Pacific Northwest.

PPE, Parking, Palpable, Pandemic, Peace, Persist, Portland, Pragmatic, Protest, Power to the People

Photos: Indivisible – MoveOn – Women’s+ 

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The Art Institute of Chicago – October 2017

The Woman’s Board Grand Staircase – Art Institute of Chicago

As I’ve written before, there is always something good, something exciting, something sublime, something challenging, to see at The Art Institute of Chicago. Since there is such a wealth of riches, Continue reading →

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Three 4 Seattle

Three 4 Seattle

Seattle Skyline 2014

Walking around, looking around (and up), finding shape and color in the urban environment. I like the way things fit in my compositions, all the little triangles around the larger one in the Seattle Skyline, and at the Seattle construction site, the primary colors, plus black, white, and gray. Somedays, things just fit in the frame perfectly, taking advantage of the confines of the frame, all the space on the film, or in this case, sensor.

Seattle Construction

This third image, added to this post later, and now included here: I just couldn’t walk past it, or ignore it, for several reasons. It just grabbed me; a hole in the wall, a broken surface, a simple, beautiful shape, on a gray textured field. As a source, it was located directly behind me as I arranged the elements of the picture included above in this post.

SeaShape

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Palimpsest II

Palimpsest II

Installation view of Palimpsest II 2014

An installation view of the paintings and photographs. This exhibition explores the relationship between my paintings, photographs, etchings and lithographs. Evidence of time is embedded Continue reading →

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Palimpsest II – an exhibition

Palimpsest II – an exhibition

 

Exhibition Announcement

Exhibition Announcement

Palimpsest II was an exhibition during the spring of 2014; it explored the relationship between my paintings, photographs, and etchings. Evidence of time is embedded in the surfaces that have been worked and reworked, sometimes for years, whether in a painting or captured in a photograph. My Palimpsest paintings and etchings were first exhibited with Judy Ireland and Marcia Brookbank at their IXL Gallery on Portrero Hill in San Francisco. This is the first time photographs were exhibited together with the paintings and etchings. Some of the artworks can now be viewed here or on my Tumblr blog.

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