Remembering President Obama

There is a magnet on my refrigerator, with President Obama’s image, that says I am a member of his honorary kitchen cabinet.  I remember the impression he made on me when he spoke at the Democratic National Convention in 2004.  I told my son then that this man was going to be our next president. Continue reading “Remembering President Obama”

Cigar Box Assemblages

There’s something about a box.  My grandmother from Mississippi loved to send packages.  It was so exciting to open it and see what she had sewn for me and my sister.  I remember matching outfits in yellow for Easter.  She even made hats for us from the parachute her son had used in World WarContinue reading “Cigar Box Assemblages”

The Wednesday Group

The Wednesday Group began informally in the early 80’s when Donne Bitner and Loretta Schnitzius invited other artists to have lunch together.   The group grew over time to become a very informal organization of roughly 20 women artists. In the beginning we called ourselves The Beach Girls. It was an opportunity to discuss one’s art,Continue reading “The Wednesday Group”

Thurgood Marshall and the Rule of Law

I am extremely hesitant to post this piece because, as an artwork, it is so inadequate.  Because it is symbolic of a black man I admire, and because he is on a pedestal, it seems strangely appropriate for our times. There are protests in the streets and slave-owner statues are coming down, as they should. Continue reading “Thurgood Marshall and the Rule of Law”

In-Closures

Art Museum Installation by Grace Leal and Nancy Seib The Brevard Art Museum invited my friend, Grace, and me to do a collaborative installation.   We were excited about it and brain-stormed for weeks, but there seemed to be no merging of minds.  We finally came to the conclusion that we were two (too) strong artistsContinue reading “In-Closures”

Mica Mountain

When I was visiting with childhood friends, Mary and Milam, in my home state of Alabama, I mentioned I mentioned a photographic collage technique using mica.  Milam, Mary’s husband, said that he had lots of mica on his property, and then he left the room while Mary and I reminisced. After a while he returnedContinue reading “Mica Mountain”

The Search for Resolution

They say that artists must suffer.  This painting is evidence of that.  I will share with you the various experimental stages it went through in its “Search for Resolution”.  It started its life as an abstraction.  (I don’t have photos of the first two stages.)  But, it seemed that all this “light from the heavensContinue reading “The Search for Resolution”

UNIVERSE of the MIND

Many artists depend on the “magic to happen” when they work, but I have always let my conscious mind get into the act, way too early.  I often start with a pre-conceived idea and then I try to find a way to work toward that idea.  This often leads to something closer to an illustrationContinue reading “UNIVERSE of the MIND”

House of Memories

For those of us who do assemblage, going to estate sales always brings a sense of anticipation.  Seeing the past through another’s eyes and memories, when viewing old photo albums, mysterious messages on faded postcards, vintage clothing, crystal goblets, hand embroidered cloths, antique trunks and numerous expected and unexpected things.  Everything held memories for thatContinue reading “House of Memories”