One morning, while driving to visit my husband at the nursing home, I noticed a huge crowd at the Civic Center. Cars had filled both parking lots and spilled over into adjacent fields and on to the streets. I looked at the marquee which read: “GUN SHOW.” I slowed down and noticed a man withContinue reading “Guns, Guns, and more Guns”
Hidden away in the corner of my studio is a large Plexiglas cube with a gas mask inside. To explain about this artwork, one has to look back to the first President Bush and the first Gulf War, called “Operation Desert Storm”. After Iraq invaded Kuwait, a coalition of countries and the United States, invadedContinue reading “The Gulf War”
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”
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 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”
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”
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”
Our son once took a trip to Australia. He brought back many photos, including one of Ayers Rock. Mark had moved into a new house in Atlanta and his mother thought that he needed a large painting to “improve” his decor. I decided to paint a red mountain based on the idea inspired by thatContinue reading “Red 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”
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”
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