Wednesday, November 24, 2010

“Where Birds Dream” Themed Exhibit and Silent Auction

This month I was one of 80 local artists to participate in the exhibition " Where Birds dream", a collection of functional and fantastical birdhouses at The Arts Center in Corvallis, OR.
"Red Birdhouse on Stilts" by Diana Ryan 2010, Handbuilt ceramic form with low fire glazes. Moss placed inside for birds to sleep.

Birds eye view of my birdhouse, artist statement and auction sheet (it's sold!).

My birdhouse as it sits along side others... Mine is for very small birds :)

View of the gallery space and other birdhouses

"Stairway to Heaven" by anonomous

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

More Work in Progress

Small abstract sculptures, fired to cone 10
Large sculptural piece after firing, bottom got steam shear and cracked. It lives in the garden now.

I added gold leaf pen to tiles and sprayed with laquer. I am going to mount on a gold painted board for display.

Abstract sculptural peices in progress

Tea Pot, creamer and sugar.

RIP Large Sculptural Peice, will make another.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

"Storm Birds" Installation, Interzone, 2010

This installation was inspired by the changing of the seasons as well as the turkey vultures, crows and other birds living in the tall trees by our house. It will be displayed at Interzone Coffee Shop in Corvallis, OR (1563 Monroe St) during the month of November. I listened to Goldfrapp the entire time I painted it.

Acrylic on Canvas, ink, found objects: twig and lichen

Acrylic on heavily gessoed paper, ink, charcoal, metallic powder. Birds painted on foam board and hot glued to toilet paper rolls so that they stick out from paper. It ended up looking very 3D and created a peaceful yet eerie environment.