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Monmouth Museum 38th Annual Art Exhibition

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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 Trumpets Blare!

 

plummer-trumpeterLet 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.

Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

 

Twins Wins Award of Excellence

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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!

“New Beginnings”

 

Prince of Tides

1st of "Prince of Tides" series
1st of “Prince of Tides” series

As a young child, I loved to draw. One day I showed a picture to my mother, and she took away all my pencils and crayons. Later I learned I had been a victim of abuse by a family member, and the drawing was likely an expression of what had been happening to me. I was too ashamed to express myself artistically in any fashion for a long time after that, so I never pursued art in school.

I have since learned to embrace my gift and trust my intuition. What I once thought to be an imperfection in myself, I now recognize as a family problem and not a reflection of who I am. In coping with childhood trauma, I have been blessed with the gift of disassociation – a retreat from the present into an inner world. It’s kind of like a time travel. From here I am able to create objects that manifest from both my pain and my gift. Now I am actually grateful for my childhood because it’s taken me to this amazing place in my life where I feel I do have a voice. I named the copper faced bone sculptures my “Prince of Tides Series” and I hope to offer some inspiration to others who may have faced similar trauma.