Monday, August 17, 2015

Renaissance Women

I've begun a series of tiles of women from famous Renaissance paintings and sculptures. 

The first is from one of my favorite paintings, the Cestello Annunciation by Sandro Boticelli (1489).  Probably one of my favorite depictions of Mary. 

The head is always the most difficult, but always the most satisfying.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015


The years that have passed have seen me engaging in many different contemplative practices.  My involvement in qigong and other meditative practices have inspired this high relief, fused with my religious roots and the fact that I recently taught a section on Ghiberti's Gates of Paradise.  I call it Silentium (latin for you can guess what).  

I enjoy the intellectual challenge of the relief; somewhere between sculpture and the trompe l'oeil inherent in 2-dimensional drawing--vanishing points appear in an x-y-z grid.