Monday, March 4, 2013

White Violets...nearly done!

Value 4 is finished. I am at that point close to the end where the vision of how wonderful the image will be when it is finished is really pressing hard. Look out! There is always a let-down at the end.

If you want to see earlier stages of the drawing and read a bit about my process, please look at my previous blog posts.

I have some good news from outside the studio. Lydia Gordon, Lending Artist Coordinator from the DeCordova Corporate Program, emailed me that one of their corporate members, a law firm, wants to buy my large digital charcoal Meridiem. I also got a congratulatory email from Elizabeth Geller, who heads the program. I was happily reminded of all the good times when she worked at Clark Gallery. You can see Meridiem here:

Interested artists can find out about how to apply to the DeCordova Corporate Program at this link:

My hand-colored etching, Freeman and Powell ( ), is one of 12 artworks selected for ART BINGO, a benefit for The Art Connection. The jurors are Leonie Bradbury, Director and Curator of Montserrat College of Art Galleries, and Carolyn Muskat, a Tamarind Master Printer, Owner of Muskat Studios (, and a visiting teacher at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, the Art Institute of Boston, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design. Art Bingo will be held at the Ben Franklin Institute, 41 Berkeley Street, in Boston's fashionable South End from 7:30 - 11:00 pm on Saturday, April 20th. The Art Connection connects artists and donors to community service organizations through the placement of original artwork (their web site: Please consider supporting The Art Connection and buy tickets here:

On the virtual front, I have a plot on the Arts and Literature sim of the InWorldz Events Sims Showcase at the popular SXSW Conference of Technology, Music, and Film I have installed my immersive art, The Niagara River, among a number of other eye-popping builds by other virtual artists. The build is a visual interpretation of a poem by the same name by Kay Ryan and uses my digital drawing, Dark Pool, as the thematic texture.

The South by Southwest® (SXSW®) Conferences & Festivals (March 8-17, 2013) offer the unique convergence of original music, independent films, and emerging technologies. Fostering creative and professional growth alike, SXSW® is the premier destination for discovery.

InWorldz will be displaying a walkthrough of the world at the conference where people will be able to log on and actually visit the various sims featuring Education, Arts & Literature, Entertainment, Technology, Fantasy & Roleplay, Transportation, and Boating & Nature.

Overview at sunrise.

The beginning of the path.

The drawing and the poem together.

The end of the path.

The entrance to the installation.

A touch opens the door.

A view of the inside.

My installation Acquarella appears in the promotional video InWorldz has recently produced, working with machinamist Pooky Amsterdam. Here is the youtube link: You have to scroll to about the 5:30 mark to see the footage.

Last but not least, another link, this time to a very interesting article in The New York Times about how art enhances life.