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field study II

Felix and I were working on some new sketches in the yard the other day when we started making marks with the greenery.

Some collaborative drawings:



In doing some research, I’ve come across some interesting ways of working with grass and had to share.

I hadn’t heard of artist Tomas Saraceno until doing this search, but have become completely smitten by his work. Here are his Floating balloons of grass from the “Lighter than Air” exhibition at Walker Art Center.

This next image also of Saraceno’s doesn’t involve grass but is just too gorgeous not to share:

Keep off the grass! was an undulating suspended landscape that was installed in the Southern California Institute of Architecture’s school gallery for 8 weeks.

Artists Heather Ackroyd and Dan Harvey grew grass on vertical surfaces including a cathedral and mausoleum.

as well as portraiture.

I also came across some grass lamps.

All images in this post belong to their respective owner/ artist.

Death Notes II

Last week I received artmail from a former classmate of mine, Ben Kiehl.

Ben said “The whole motive for the image started by holding two sharpies at the same time and trying to control the image in spite of the double-strokes.”

I’ve always appreciated the amount of dexterity and meticulousness found in Ben’s artwork. I’m so pleased to receive bits such as this in the mail.

Up and Running

I wouldn’t call it full, but there are items in my Etsy shop! I am happy to have some things listed again, and look forward to keeping a steady flow of inventory. The current batch of items are hand painted birds on American Apparel Classic Girl Ts in various colors and sizes.

I’ve been having loads of fun painting the birds!

Mailbox lovlies

The only thing more exciting than making and sending artmail is receiving it!

This week I was thrilled to find two wonderful pieces of art in my mailbox.

The 1st one came from Aimee Lee, who is currently in Seoul, S. Korea. She is at the tail end of her Fulbright fellowship studying Hanji, traditional Korean hand made paper.

And yesterday arrived a work from Brandon Boan. He is currently teaching young artists at Ohio University.


Today a solo exhibition of my work entitled Real-e opens at the McArthur Graduate Library at Florida Atlantic University in Jupiter, Florida.

Here is a peak at what is up there:

Real-e 8

Terra Ethelylene