I am very happy to be a part of the show Where Two Worlds Touch: Drawing and Sculpture by Mary Baum, Jim Doran and Annie Farrar
Three artists explore edges and portals connecting physical and metaphysical worlds.
The Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery
15 Crescent Road
Greenbelt, MD 20770
Link to their site
The show runs from August 25 through October 28, and gallery hours are: M-Sa, 9pm – 10pm. Su, 9am – 7pm.
I like both of my colleague’s work in the show. It was a good match. Annie’s work, in particular, deserves close study, as I hope you’ll see.
I’m particularly proud of this show, because I’m debuting my large drawings (the longest is 20′ and the tallest is 10′ 5″). I’ve also integrated a comic, and the map of the Land of the Dead ties all the pieces together into a single narrative. It was very satisfying to make, and to see assembled.
I met with Nicole, the Arts Supervisor for the Greenbelt Community Center Art Gallery, early in July to review plans for the amazing show “Where Two Worlds Touch: Drawing and Sculpture by Mary Baum, Jim Doran and Annie Farrar”, which is on display in Greenbelt, Maryland, until the end of October (more on that shortly).
I shared the large drawing of “A Reunion” with her, and outlined my hopes for using the space.
I stretched out for this show, quite literally, and made some long drawings on Tyvek with my upright drawing table. I had a few false starts, and I think I’ve come up with some improvements for version 2.0 of this table, but I love this process and the results.
All these drawings are on Tyvek. Here are a few process shots:
At the time of this writing, I’m almost finished with the installation and prep for the show.
Here are some process shots of the installation. Many, many thanks to my daughter Lily for being patient with me, as several weekends and many evenings were lost to hours of art making. She even helped with touching things up. And, most of all, thanks to Nicole for her collaborative approach to this show, for also being patient and flexible, and for her help with the installation. I am excited about the results, and have grown as an artist this summer. Thank you, both – I look forward to working with you in the future on new projects!
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse remain a favorite theme since my first diorama.
I found this “painting” at a local used “painting” store.
I liked the shadow box frame, and I couldn’t pass up returning the riders to their rides as they ride out.
Four Sea Horsemen of the Apocalypse, made from sea shells, acrylic paint and gouache. Death’s seahorse glows in the dark.
These are for sale in my shop!
The second part of “The Beauty of Life” triptych.
I recently bought a new iPod shuffle and used the empty case to make a diorama of the Four Horsemen (and a goat for good measure). It’s pretty tricky to photograph, and also a dust magnet.
I decided to use the original paper inset. I painted it black.
The background layer is sitting on a piece of illustration board.
I continued to add layers, each separated by a tiny bit of illustration board.
Death, the final horseman.