Studio View Saturday
New from the "Insight Series"
Amazing Flying Squirrels...
"Northern" used Canadian postage stamps & resin on canvas 16" x 16" (41 cm) 2023
"Flying squirrels do not actually fly, they glide using a patagium created by a fold of skin. From atop trees, flying squirrels can initiate glides from a running start or from a stationary position by bringing their limbs under the body, retracting their heads, and then propelling themselves off the tree. It is believed that they use triangulation to estimate the distance of the landing as they often lean out and pivot from side to side before jumping. Once in the air, they form an "X" with their limbs, causing their membrane to stretch into a square-like shape and glide down at angles of 30 to 40 degrees. They maneuver with great efficiency in the air, making 90 degree turns around obstacles if needed. Just before reaching a tree, they raise their flattened tails, which abruptly changes their trajectory upwards, and point all of their limbs forward to create a parachute effect with the membrane to reduce the shock of landing."
Studio View 02-16-2023
For all the classical music lovers out there who also use Spotify, I have created three public playlists that I listen to on a daily basis at the studio. All three feature some of my favorite orchestral based works, including: symphonies, orchestral suites & tone poems. Check them out with these links below:
- Symphonic Treasures Vol. 1
- Symphonic Treasures Vol. 2
- Symphonic Treasures Vol. 3
"The Vortex Series" used U.S. postage stamps & resin on cradled wood panels
Each 8" x 8" (20.3 cm x 20.3 cm) 2021/22
Available for purchase online at Saatchi Art
Entitled the “Vortex" series, these energy patterns are based on work from Frank Stella's Black Series of the late 1950s. These pieces are my interpretation of an energy mandala. Each 8” x 8” piece from this series is made from approximately 130-150 vintage U.S. postage stamps.
Each is signed, titled and dated on the back of artwork. Wired and ready to hang.
Studio Annex View: Documentation Day
"After the Rain"
used international postage stamps & resin on canvas 24" x 36" (61 cm x 91 cm) 2023
Photographing a new custom commission "After the Rain" in my photography and resin annex studio before shipping. This piece has postage stamps from every continent of the world (excluding Antarctica!).