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creative structure – I am

The idea began to formulate with this drawing, a few years back.  I can’t recall exact date, it’s been so long.  I was working on other things, so I got this down, if only to hold the thoughts, and then … 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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monica’s dealings / more than the sum of my parts

I’ve never worked so large-scale.  And really I’m not working large-scale now, but the finished piece measures 74″ x 84″ or 6’2″ x 7′.  It’s a big work, made up of small parts, that I can handle. This is the … 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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