Dec 21, 2011

Return - Solstice 2011, Port Townsend, WA

The sun moves toward us now,

I think of life as a spiral path.
Experience keeps coming around,
We change and remain the same.
Like the tides,
Like our breath,
Changing the landscape of our perspective.

What is possible at one time is not possible in another,
As if we travel in a maze of invisible doorways,
And stepping stones.
Their appearance depends upon our choices,
And actions.

A phrase posted on a wall reads,
The main thing is to keep the main thing, the main thing.
Later, I can’t remember the exact words,
So it becomes,
The main thing is to remember the main thing.

I’ve heard it said, that when we argue with reality,
We will never win.

But some things are true.
Everything changes.

The sun returns.
And to this window,
I, along with materials, return.
Rubbing up against each other differently,
Creating a another story,
An evolving story,
In this path of Return.
Installation created for BaddHabit, December, 2011
1005 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA

Dec 19, 2011

Creative/Reflective Workshop, New Years Eve, 1-5pm, Port Townsend, WA

Create a Totem &
Illuminate your New Year
Using Art and Writing

 In this supportive workshop environment I will invite you to:

Review your past year... 
Shake out any remaining nutrients...
Let the past go with appreciation & kindness...
Begin your year with fresh insight.

Create a symbolic object, 
As a container & reminder of your intentions for 2012.

In this process you will have the opportunity to
Imagine your year to come,
Explore your wishes,
Determine your vision &
Embolden your intentions through art making.

Stoke up your creativity for the New Year &
Bring Art to Life.


Contact me for more info and to reserve your space.

Saturday, December 31, 2011
1-5 pm

Fort Worden State Park, Port Townsend, WA

Nov 23, 2011

FALL -- New Installation at Badd Habit, Port Townsend, WA


We fall in,
Fall out,
Fall over. 

Leaves fall.
Antlers fall.
Darkness falls.

We say: 

We fall asleep,
Fall from grace, 
Fall off the wagon.

Things fall between the cracks,
We wait for the other shoe to fall,
United we stand, divided we fall, 
The bigger they are, the harder they fall.

The sky is falling.
Music rises and falls.

And as for ladders, 
They give us a choice. 
Installation created for BaddHabit, November, 2011
1005 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA

Sep 25, 2011

If you come to a fork in the road, do you take it?

    'Forks'.  Night view.

A visual metaphor weaving between memory and possibility, imagination and actuality.

Installation includes discarded slides of past life and art documentation.

Installation created for BaddHabit, September, 2011
1005 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA

Jul 18, 2011

9 Images Available for Sale

Ed Riddell is a wonderful photographer and friend (from the black and white film and darkroom days) who recently launched this great site making high quality photographic images available very inexpensively.  See what you think at
They also have a online magazine and articles about the photographs and photographers with whom they work.  I'm honored to be included.

The nine images below are now available at lefotografie 
Stone Figure, AK

 The Blue Rope, AK

 String circle on leaves, HI

 A show of hands, WA

Floating stones on broken ice, WY

Survey tape to hole in stone, HI

Mussel shells with incoming tide, AK

Floating string circle, HI

Hose spiral, CA

Jul 10, 2011


An installation for Port Angeles Fine Art Center, Art Outside
Ivy vines creep up the trees and 1,300 red pipe cleaners hang down.

What's Sleeping?

Installation created for BaddHabit, April, 2011
1005 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA

Mar 5, 2011

GuestHouse - ThreadSong

What is important for us in our role of ‘being human’? 

How do we navigate within a sea of constant change? 

I imagine that we are much larger than the thoughts and emotions 
that pass through our inner landscape.  
And I envision an invisible thread 
weaving through the whole length of our life.
This installation grew out of these questions and the desire 

to create a visual metaphor.  I draw
reference from the poems of

  This window display was created for BaddHabit, February 2011
1005 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend, WA