Dali Student Fashion Design creation
Fabric and pearls

Elsa displayed her creation in my studio for ArtWalk January 14, 2023.

An installation by Yamandú Canosa is the current exhibit at The Dalí. In Canosa's words: "This is a visit of myself to my past, to (resignify) my own work from the gaze of surrealism. I also visit myself, Dalí and myself.” The Visit is the first solo show of the artist in North America. Some of the work was created specifically for the exhibit, some is not recent. Canosa lives and works in Barcelona. He spent about a month in St. Petersburg doing the installation. He was very visible in the galleries and seemed to enjoy interacting with visitors after it opened. https://thedali.org/exhibit/the-visit-a-project-by-yamandu-canosa/

Keeping my studio safe means reminding myself I am in charge and judgement from others doesn't exist. I read somewhere "You really only embarrass yourself if you never embarrass yourself." Especially in the studio: if you are trying to cover your tracks or make sure you have an art object at the end of the day, I will always be mediocre. You have to be open to what isn't immediate in your work, be open to what can come from the material. If you believe in that, ideas can happen that are outside of you.

Shadows from the Walls of Death
30" x 30"

Entered in the Members Show at the Morean Art Center. The show opened on July 9, 2022, up until August 22, 2022.

July 9, 2022 Thinking about how I would like to stand among the lilac bushes, breathing. The lilac color relates to an installation involving Granddaughter,Jacqueline, wrapped in fabric.....left to the creative process of photographer Brian James......


Titled The Yellow Wallpaper, borrowed from a book of short stories by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. "This wallpaper has a kind of sub pattern in a different shade, a particularly irritating one...but in the places where it isn't faded and when the sun is just so--I can see a strange, provoking, formless sort of figure, that seems to sulk about behind that silly and conspicuous front design."

acrylic on canvas
30 x 24"
Wallpaper #1
acrylic on panel
36 x 36"
Fiber, Wood