In case you were wondering what the process is like, for bending these tiny, precise shapes… here goes. Three minutes working on a section that will be less than one square inch of the finished piece.
Wheel built. Okay, phew, that was hard.
Starting a new wire drawing. This one is pretty meta if you think about it.
The piece will be called She Works the Lines, but a friend nicknamed it “Woman bends wire into shape of woman bending wire.”
I’m starting to investigate a new project. It’s too soon to say anything about it, so for now please enjoy today’s exploratory sketches.
Installation is beginning at Forge Baking Company! I hope you’ll come see this show, on view through the end of 2017. The Forge Bakery is a surprisingly large space with lots of room for my largest cut silhouette pieces… and delicious baked goods.
I spent my Saturday night at a friend’s house, learning how to use a plasma cutter! I have no idea how or when I’ll get to use this in my work, but it’s an exciting skill to learn.
Somerville Open Studios 2017 2017 is this weekend. Come celebrate the magical transformation of this studio into a place I can invite visitors! I’ll have lots of new work – including some pieces I’m hoping to finish tonight. 2 Bradley St. Somerville 02145
somervilleopenstudios.org for info about the event and madoysterstudios.org for more about the 30 fabulous artists I’m lucky to call my community.
Installation is underway right now at Forge Bakery in Somerville. This great space is large enough to hold a lot of my cut silhouette paintings floating away from the wall and casting shadows. The work will be up through the end of 2017.
Giant insects in process for the Tiny Great Outdoors festival produced by Greg Cook, for the City of Somerville.
What I’m doing here is taking old vinyl advertising banners and piecing them to compose in color and texture. I’m sewing them together, then will sew a wire armature into them to hold the form and enable a little bit of shaping of them.