Monday, March 1, 2010

What's black and white and square all over?

This past week I've been assembling a body of work for a gallery in Santa Fe called Artistas de Santa Fe. Beginning April 1, I'll be a partner in the business and I'm thrilled to be exhibiting there even though I won't be a full time Santa Fean until July.

As I did with images for the No Passport Required exhibit at the Michigan Women's Historical Center, I'm having a blast with square format and returning to black & white. Not every image translates as well to black and white, or to a square format for that matter, but the process of trial and error makes me giddy. Many of the fractured doll images lend themselves well to both, as well as the "grainy" effect that reminds me of the good ol' days of pushing Tri-X film. You know, sometimes I really miss the smell of those chemicals...

Pulling together the exhibit in Santa Fe, returning to my blog and updating my website brings me hope. It's been a long winter, beautiful to be sure, but not artistically productive. Although I love winter, another thing has made me giddy today. Squirrels and chipmunks have quite suddenly appeared in our yard. A tad early for the official onset of spring, but close enough.


  1. I'm so glad you are blogging again. I've missed that, though with everything on your plate, I sure "get it." The square format is really quite perfect for the secret keepers. Very nice! I think, my dear, you may again be on a roll -- oh, and the partnership thing is cool!

  2. It doesn't surprise me at all that you have a partnership in a gallery :) Enjoy your exhibit!

  3. I love to see you settling into the new homestead, Jane!

  4. Holy Betsy wetsy!!!!....woman. Somehow I had this feeling that screwing with the doll universe would produce something positive.......How are Dick and Jane????

    I can't begin to tell you how much fun I had playing with dolls for the first time in my life.

    Wait until you see my dance troop.....Joy is sending it to me.

    xo K


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