A new chapter

Posted by on Sep 1, 2012 in Fiber Art, Twin Blog | 6 comments

A new chapter

Lori is busy at work, painting numerous canvases.  After 13 years of working together in fiber, we’ve made a decision to try painting together too. Different from fiber, it’s time to relearn the immediate nature of working in paint.  So far the process has been going well.  Much like how we work in fiber, we are layering paint over each other’s work on each canvas.  In the cityscape painting over Lori’s right shoulder, we were even painting at the same time.  We didn’t even realize it until I saw two right hands hovering over the canvas just 6 inches from each...

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Shift

Posted by on May 14, 2012 in Abstract Painting, Fiber Art, Twin Blog | 1 comment

Shift

Shift was created at a time of great change in our relationship. It was of course subconscious at the time, but upon later reflection we could see the meaning in the imagery. The two farm houses represent each of us, sitting with open space between them, as if they’re isolated on their own islands. For the first time in decades, life circumstances (in this case an illness), disallowed us to have an entire understanding of each other’s experiences. It was an unsettling time.

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Morning

Posted by on May 8, 2012 in Abstract Painting, Fiber Art, Twin Blog | 0 comments

Morning

In 2011 We were asked to exhibit a series at the Greater Lafayette Museum of Art, in Indiana. It took us about 2 seconds to decide, as we have such fond memories of our time spent in the MidWest. Some of our favorite times were passing through the Plains states, with the road nearly enveloped by corn or sunflower fields. The days where we started driving before sun-up brought a glow to the fields, and there was always a lone farmhouse in the distance. We’d get lost in our imagination of what a life lived in the middle of these fields must feel like.

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Juniper and Fields

Posted by on Apr 15, 2012 in Abstract Painting, Fiber Art, Twin Blog | 3 comments

Juniper and Fields

Juniper and Fields was based on a view from a friend’s house. We were initially drawn to the incredible view of the mountains as they sit watching over the grass fields below. We were struck by the awesomeness of nature and how we do our best to form and train it for our survival. We felt there was more than enough to portray in the ‘painting’ based on just those two elements. And then we heard the story about the Juniper tree. In a neighbor’s backyard there is a 1200 year old Juniper tree. They once had a friend visiting with their young daughter. The child was...

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Studio Chair

Posted by on Jan 4, 2012 in Abstract Painting, Fiber Art, Twin Blog | 3 comments

Studio Chair

Studio Chair was created during the late winter of 2011. The meaning of our work becomes apparent to us after we finish the piece, and sometimes not until it’s on the wall. Here our subconscious was screaming at us “note today, because it’s going to be different tomorrow!” Not long after this we needed to adapt the studio to make room for painting. Lori’s motor skills have diminished this past year, and now we work in fiber as much as possible, but we also paint so we can have a way to create no matter how she’s feeling.

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