Holiday wreath. Ceramic. 2013.
I made this for an artist’s wreath event in Shelburne, VT. Info here. Color provided by colored slip and sgraffito. I threw this guy on the wheel upside down. When I made it, it looked like an oddly-shaped chip-and-dip.I really enjoyed the format.
Cecropia Moth. Acrylic and watercolor on paper. 2013.
I’ve been working a with on heavyweight watercolor paper. It holds watercolor well, but also provides a nice, toothy surface for acrylic painting. I wanted to contract a more naturalistic approach on the moth itself with a more heavily patterned and geometric one for its surroundings.
When I was very young, a cecropia appeared on the railing outside our door. I hadn’t ever seen a moth that large or striking. My parents speculated that it had been settling there to mate. Did you know that the cecropia moth’s life cycle is so completely structured around procreation that adult moths lack mouths or a digestive system?