Hal Wert teaches History at Kansas City Art Institute. Hal was Vice President of KCAI in 1988 when students there asked me to teach them karate and self defense. I made an appointment and met Hal (he was wearing a business suit and tie). I asked whether the school would allow me to teach and […]
Cutting acrylic disks for assemblage during January and February, 2014
Carrie, Ross, and Johanna in yukata (summer kimono). Here I was playing with black and white ink over intense colors. The colors were pigment dispersions in water – the robe and body colors were brushed onto the paper register with the eventual drawing, then protected with a cut-out mylar mask while the background colors were […]
Used a tiny router bit to CNC clear acrylic sheet into gazillions of two-inch diameter slotted disks. Then began assembling them into … slotted disk constructions?
Experimenting with plywood disks, rings, etc slotted at various appropriate-seeming angles for half-lap construction
After a three-day karate special training, I asked one of my juniors, Dinh Hoang, if he would model for me. His eyes had ‘that look’ people get after hard practice, and I wanted to show that kind of metaphysical clarity. Details of completed drawing Details of work in progress
Small drawing, unusually narrative, colors just a teeny tiny bit saturated.
Summer, 2013, Debbie Kaplan Glassberg recruited me to be “Lead Artist”, Sukkah Kit Team, ARTicipation: Abundance Garden Tasting & Sukkah Tour, The Kansas City Jewish Museum of Contemporary Art, Overland Park, KS. Debbie Kaplan once approached me with the idea of a kit sukkah and I replied with some simple sketches of plywood or plexi […]
I painted a large sheet of heavy watercolor paper with numerous layers of red, yellow, and blue pigments in water, then drew in black and white ink. I particularly like that one hand is drawn only with black and the other only with white while the interplay of the squiggly ink hatches recreate the illusion […]
I was invited to design the covers for the July, 2013 Bohemian zine – four of the staff were kind enough to model for the cover drawing and the editor modeled for the ‘insert print’ which we folded up and saddle stitched inside as the centerfold.