Thursday, February 13, 2014

House Boat

House Boat, Collage on board, 6''x8'', 2014

"The River, she has a mind of her own...",  I heard this a lot when I was visiting my hometown over Christmas.

"Five homes along the river, three or four of them vacation cabins, had been sucked into the river before noon, and many people were waiting to see if a sixth house threatened by the flood also would be lost."
Index Watched, River Took Homes. Everett Herald: Friday, Dec. 26, 1980.

Monday, February 10, 2014

How to survive a flood

The logical next step in my 'flood narrative'...

Maquette of a flotation device made from available resources (near Sultan, WA), 
shotgun shells, string, paper target, dowels, glue, found bird, 2014

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I miss the stars

A commission for a dear friend. I finished this a month ago, a lot of loving care went into this piece. The patterns are photocopies of fabric that my Great Grandma used for quilting.

Covering, collage and acrylic on panel, 48'' x 36'', 2013