Goo goo g’joob has been selected for the Brownsville Museum of Fine Art 45th International Art Show in Brownsville Texas from 3/22/17 – 4/5/17. Jurors for this show include Cesar Martinez from San Antonio, Texas, Angel Cabrales, El Paso, Texas, and Annie Moye from Atlanta, Georgia.
“Goo goo g’joob ” is the name of this mixed media bone sculpture, When I decided to make a walrus, I had in mind a face with puffed out cheeks and tusks on top of a bone body angled as if laying on a rock basking in the sun. What is particularly unique about this piece is that when I made the face, I needed to puff out the cheeks in order to create a space for the tusks. I had to bend the metal from the back in a process called Repoussé. It called for some intricate engineering done under deep magnification. After inserting the tusks, I hand milled from a petrified mammoth tusk, the face seemed to come together naturally. I was quite pleased with all I taught myself in the process of making the sculpture. The walrus is the most whimsical of the series, so I named him after the Beatle’s song,”Goo goo g’joob ” .
King Neptune and Salacia Came in first place in the sculpting category at Cape Cod Art Association’s Artist’s Visions in Barnstable, Massachusetts. It’s an amazing show with a diverse assortment of fine art, all unique and finely presented.
Dark Knight, Cat Mask, and Ghost Dancers will be featured in a special edition of Vellum Magazine for a show called “NYC”. We’ll be exhibiting at the Central Booking Gallery on 21 Ludlow and E. Broadway, NYC, from March 2-March 19. Here is the link: Central Booking
This annual exhibit runs from January 14-March 12, 2017. The location is at the Monmouth Museum, a kid friendly establishment, that caters to a loyal and diverse audience of art enthusiasts. The show is on the first floor gallery, a large, well lit open space that compliments an expertly curated assortment of art from local and international artists.
It was a huge honor to attend the reception and have a chance to explain “Twins”, my first double figured jawbone mixed media sculpture. We’re so glad we made the drive to see this great show! We are now huge fans of the Monmouth and highly recommend the museum to anyone traveling near the Jersey Shore area.
Let the truth ring true for all ears to hear in this shimmering dawn of a brand new year.
Maybe we can’t make it a perfect world with no pain and suffering, but we can renew our vow to listen to each other with love and compassion. For those who need to tell their story in order to heal, they don’t ask much. They just need to be heard. For those that struggle to be open minded, don’t let fear be a barrier. Embracing the truth does not mean something must always be done. A simple gesture of admiration for perseverance can go a long way toward bridging the gap between the whistle blower and denier. Imagine a world in which there is no devision, just people acknowledging one another’s suffering.
Let us come together on a higher plane of humanity: we all love our children, pets, clean water, and pure air; we all grieve losses and fear death. We are so much more alike than different.
Let the newness of the year give us all hope for better days to come.
Twins: Night and Day is in good company for the next two months exhibiting at Manhattan Arts International online show, “New Beginnings”. What a way to end the year and begin a new one surrounded by so many talented artists! Check out this show masterfully curated by Renee Phillips, an outstanding artist coach, who is doing an amazing job of promoting emerging artists. Thank you so much, Renee, for all you do!