Tempe Center for the Arts has a summer exhibit up – all about animals.  They worked in conjunction with the Phoenix Zoo and have artwork by and of the animals….as well as by many artists.

Detail from The Allure of the Red Mask

Detail from The Allure of the Red Mask

These are a few of my pieces in the exhibit.  Be sure to go and check out the three dimensional animals by Christy Puetz – fantastic forms and beadwork.  She’s using all kinds of natural materials to cover her animal forms and the beads are just growing on them.  Carolyn Lavender’s wall-size piece in gouache and graphite of a forest of trophy animals revealed something new every time I walked over to it.  Christopher Jagmin has animals and words scattered and hidden throughout his pieces – the word play is great.  These are just a few….hope you get a chance to stop by.

Change, aging, body parts not working as they should, have been on my mind much lately.  It’s a huge shift to go from the injuring-healing-injuring-healing cycle for fifty years and then find that the healing part portion of the cycle is no more for some parts.  The realization that, even something minor, will never go back to what it was.  It’s all around me right now –  friends, family and self.  No matter how many people told you this would come about, it is not real till it’s you.  Permanent change, slow acceptance.

Assisted Living I

Assisted Living I

A couple of my pieces in the show….

These are some visual notes and thoughts on the process of aging….my engineering roots showing through.  I welcome your thoughts and comments as well.

Assisted Living II

Assisted Living II

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