Show is up!!!

January 15, 2012 at 6:57 pm (Galleries, Showing off results)

If you’re in Portland, You can go to SCRAP and check it out! My show is up and on display.

Thanks to my Husband, Justin Chalmers-McDonald for the photos!

Lots of winding tentacles

Feel the tentacle love!


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The Upcoming show!!!

December 29, 2011 at 6:56 pm (Galleries, Sales and events) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

Well, here’s the first poster! The show is going up next week and will be up for 2 months at the SCRAP Re:Use gallery. 🙂 Since all my clay is reclaim, and I’ve been using this yummy reclaim glaze (or two) I feel that this is a great place to give my work a first show.

A show at the SCRAP Re:Use Gallery

All the weird post human critters you know you want to see. :}

Also, its a good excuse for all you Portlanders who haven’t been to SCRAP yet to go check out the awesomeness that is the creative reuse center of Portland. 🙂

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Back from Seattle

May 12, 2011 at 3:34 am (Galleries) (, , , , , , )

While there I checked out the highly ranked MFA program, and saw one of the graduate shows. It was called “Stowaway” and it was a tiny room made out of tin cans, pounded flat and riveted together. It had a table set into a wall, a couple of chairs, also set into the wall, and a vent with light coming into it.

This is the first participatory installation piece I’ve seen, or rather one where you have to enter it to see it. What I’m left wondering is what do these people think that they are doing that nerds and geeks haven’t been doing for most of my life. Have they ever been to a Renaissance festival? What about a convention? I think their minds would be blown away. That is, if they could get them out of their asses, but that one is up for grabs. I don’t know how they’d feel about it, since they’ve invested so much in this “conceptual art” that really seems like a knock off of the okatu experience.

If you think about animators as laying out a blue print for a conceptual art, the story is their effort to get people to participate and conventions and LARPs as the actual art then they would be off the chart in the art world.

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The Article

January 29, 2009 at 6:42 pm (Business story, Galleries, Studio and Environment) (, , , , , , )

The article from the Portland Mercury.

Here it is. 🙂 My article. Yeay!


Now begins the period of second-guessing myself. I am determined to ignore myself for the following very good reasons:

Its publicity damnit! People are going to hear about my work, see my web-page, and hopefully come visit me on first Fridays.

It was complementary.

Sure, I don’t like that Tom Lad didn’t get mentioned when the glauwwyrm was talked about, but it wasn’t because I didn’t tell her about him. I did. I saw her write his name down.

I will not second guess myself. Damn it all to hell.

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January 28, 2009 at 7:31 pm (Business story, Galleries) (, , , , , , )

So the gallery likes my pieces and I like the gallery. Its a small gallery in the first half of what looks like used to be a garage. The garage door had windows, and that’s where they are putting my Jellies. The town its in, Astoria, has 23 cruse ships coming through this summer. The gallery is next to a used book store directly across the street from the sitting room of a busy (even in the middle of winter!) cafe. (The food at the cafe is quite good too, I checked that out. They made a rose out of whip cream for my hot chocolate! (simpler than it sounds but just a stunning effect. 🙂 )

The best part is… They want a swarm of my jellies. Right now they want 20 more of various sizes. *happy*

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