"Avimorphs" means bird shapes. My first solo show, at TAG/The Artists Gallery in 2011, featured a couple of dozen birds done as paper collage and as collages on shaped wood. Over the years the birds have just kept coming. Once I did a show of nothing but owls.
"Territory" looks at how the places we try to own seem to end up owning us. This series of 2-D and 3-D collages was mostly based on photographs of houses I grew up in and around.
"Mytho/Logical" pulled together a group of pieces I'd done that seemed to defy categories, but must have been inspired by the myths and legends my mother used to read me.
"Closer" is a series of nine collages that begins with an oak tree on a distant horizon. In each frame the viewer draws closer and closer to the tree.
"Mass Produced Pigeons" was not really about birds. I used a handful of images of these too-familiar, oft-maligned birds over and over in paper collages, a 9-foot-wide mural (collage and spray paint), plexiglass shadow boxes, a video, and cast-plaster birds. This show looks at how things cut from the same pattern develop a stubborn individuality.
"Train Wrecks" is an installation that looks at the aftermath of chaos. You can see pieces in a gallery below, or view short videos from the show— or you can take a good look at the installation that was posted by the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, https://flic.kr/s/aHsmsogJr5
"What Doesn't Kill You" shows people holding or reaching for beautiful things, awesome things, sparkly things— overlooking the dangers they hold. Each person seems sure of what they’re doing, even a bit gleeful as they show you what they’ve found. If these men and women are, as my grandmother would say, ‘going to hell in a hand-basket,’ then maybe I want to go with them!
The "Life Size" series grew from the idea of putting a six-foot-tall human in the same room as a one-inch-long beetle. All of the beings are depicted at life size and almost all of them are staring straight at the viewer. Installed in the same space, they seem to be watching each other from their different perspectives.
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Two free-standing humans: "Push the Limits of the Material" and "Glimpses of Nirvana"
"Harmonize With Your Shadow (Opuntia)"
"No Matter What I Do." A faulty rail shattered due to a condition called ‘rolling contact fatigue.’ Google ‘train wreck images,' and you will find that this one used over and over as an illustration of things going badly wrong. 30x24".
This solo exhibition filled a large salon at Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, Frederick, MD, during October 2019. Video by Scott Edie.
This is one of the short videos that were spread throughout the gallery to make a soundtrack for "Train Wrecks." Footage by Julie Maynard(shot in The Citizen parking lot, Brunswick); video by Scott Edie,
One of the videos that make a soundtrack for "Train Wrecks." Footage by Julie Maynard (Townsend Road and Maple Avenue, Brunswick; video by Scott Edie.
"There R 2 Many of Us." A 9- by 5-foot pigeon done as paper collage and spray paint on 40 sheets of 11x14 watercolor paper.
Closer 1: In the Beginning. This series is collage combined with digital collage. The tree is an oak along the Burkittsville Road north of Brunswick, Md. 29.5x24.5"
"Three Women." Carved from a block of laminated pine. It's 23x12x16.5" but seems bigger. Inspired by one of the tufa formations at California's Mono Lake.
"Almost House 1"— the first of three versions of the house I almost grew up in. 24.5x20". Includes glass and rusted metal.
"Snow/Owl." Collaged paper and wallpaper. 28x23".
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