Category Archives: phoenix

sideways saguaro-was the working title

When I ask Mary to tell me what I can share, she graciously replies, Share it all, I have no secrets! Working title: Sideways Saguaro (maquette) Somewhere in between : I am close but not sure… Final title: Lunar Landing … Continue reading

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it’s about the quality

Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives.   W.F. Deborah Sussman asks, Who’s idea was this? Mine! I say as I … Continue reading

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we meet and set up more structure

All four of us meet with Kim Larkin, director of Modified Arts, early Saturday, at the gallery.  Things are moving along remarkably well. The structure, the collaborative exhibition itself, as I noted before, develops organically. Working this way has truly … Continue reading

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a space of our own

The whole experience is organic, and this feels like one more natural step… Everything you might want to know about our upcoming exhibition, What Goes on and What Takes Place, is in this site. One neatly organized space, maybe unlike our … Continue reading

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a sunday afternoon in september

Sue, Carolyn and I drive out to Mary’s house. Mary not only prepares a great meal for us, she also shares her work, her studio, and her art books.  I’m introduced to an artist I’d not heard of. Conversation is plentiful. … Continue reading

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monica aissa martinez

The artist Monica Aissa Martinez (that would be me…) Awkward. Doing it anyway. Materials ←In my hand is a jar of cadmium red dry pigment.  I’ve had it since grad school.  Good quality pigments go a long way. I mix … Continue reading

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sue chenoweth

The artist Sue Chenoweth Sue introduced herself to me years ago, at an opening. She came in early, shook my hand, and delivered thoughtful commentary about my work. Generous. I knew who she was because people had pointed out her work … Continue reading

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