Painting wins Juror’s Choice Award

My painting, “The Field You Think You Own,” won a Juror’s Choice Award at the 2015 Juried Exhibition at Mooresville Arts Guild. It is currently on view until February 26th. The juror, Keith Bryant, is on the faculty in the UNC-Charlotte College of Arts & Architecture.

Terra Firma

I’m excited to announce that writer Michael J. Solender has written a piece featuring my work for this month’s Lake Norman Magazine. You can read the article here.

“What Remains,” or designing the 9/11 museum

photo credit: “Wired”

I just finished reading an excellent article in the June 2014 issue of Wired magazine about designing the 9/11 museum in NYC. What a difficult and delicate design problem to create a space that honors such a tragic series of events without being a traumatic experience in itself. It ends with a poignant quotation by one of the museum’s designers, Jake Barton: “It’s not very hard to be clever […] It’s far harder to be simple, obvious, and meaningful. It’s hard to make something feel like it needs to exist.”

Here’s an interview with museum director Alice Greenwald and designer Jake Barton on the eve of the museum’s opening:

New paintings

Land With D, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2014
Land With D, oil and acrylic on canvas, 24 x 24 inches, 2014

I’ve just added some recent paintings to my paintings page. These are a continuation of the Land series of paintings I started a few months ago. See them here.

Also, three of my Imaginary Run drawings will be featured in the 35th Annual Mini Works exhibit opening this week at Jacksonville State University in Alabama.

Mini-Works Exhibit at Jacksonville State U.

I just learned that 3 of my drawings have been accepted into the 35th Annual Mini Works Exhibit at Jacksonville State University in Alabama. They’re my “Imaginary Run” drawings 10-12:

Each drawing is watercolor, ink, and pencil on paper, with the dimensions 3.25 x 2.5 inches.
The exhibit will run May 8-30 in the Hammond Hall Gallery.

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