Instinct to Dream—studio installation


Instinct to Dream is the beginning of a larger installation in progress. It explores a certain wistfulness of gazing up to the changing skies through a neighborhood roof line.

For Somerville Open Studios 2014 I completed three cut-silhouette panels painted obverse and reverse. These panels were hung together with particular attention to their interplay and especially to the shadows cast on the walls and vellum screen panel.

The larger installation, for which this instance is a proof of concept, will have between five and nine panels and additional vellum screens, depending on the exhibition space.
Oil on hardboard cut to silhouette
three panels 40″ x 30″, 29″ x 67″, and 40″ x 45.8″ plus vellum panel 100″ x 32″

Knowing When and The Secret

Knowing When and The Secret
Knowing When, in front; The Secret, behind (obverse painting)
Oil on hardboard cut to silhouette (painted obverse and reverse)
each piece individually: 20″ h x 30″w


Knowing When, in front; The Secret, behind (obverse painting) installed in Mad Oyster Gallery.


The Secret, in front; Knowing When, behind (reverse side painting)


Knowing When,(obverse and reverse sides)


The Secret, (obverse and reverse sides)