Friday, December 14, 2012

One week visiting artist mini-residency at Cleveland State University. 
March 2012

This started with a collection of 365 used, donated, men's work shirts. Film maker, Cigdem Slankard and myself drove to various 'Good Wills' and transported the generously donated shirts in bags, on hangers. in piles to downtown Cleveland where we began our 'work'

Once in our adopted studio (graciously loaned to us by Cleveland State University's Photography program) we began the laborious task of unpinning, sorting, de-hangering and piling shirts preparing for our first video performance piece (scheduled for that next morning)

 First performance: Ironing and folding all shirts in tandem. Video taken from 3 vantage point of artists hands and arms only.

Albany International Airport installation 
June 2012-June 2014

if you are flying in or out of Albany make sure to take a walk down to terminal B.

  Horizon Sample, cast and sewn pigmented silicone rubber with textiles. 12' diameter. 

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Time. Space.Place

As mentioned I am currently included in a group exhibition at The Arts Center Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY

Time. Space. Place is a material examination of our physical, social and natural environment by installation artists Sterz, Jessica Houston, Micaela de Vivero and Claire Sherwood.

Here are a few (more to come) quick installation photos.

Monday, January 9, 2012

New Work, New Shows

I (of course) have not been as prolific as I should be when it comes to posting. There are some exciting new projects in the works and I am happy to announce just a few:

on 1/30 I will be installing new work at Sartoga Arts Center
will include work by Sterz, Jessica Houston, Claire Sherwood and Micaela De Vivero

February 4 - March 31

Opening Reception  |   February 4  |  6-8pm
Discussion with the Artists  |  February 4  | 5pm

During the first week of March I will be traveling to Cleveland to make some new video and photo-based work and in early April I will be a guest artist at Endenboro College in Endenboro, PA.

Photos of new work in progress posted soon......

Thursday, September 8, 2011


A portrait of Betty Crocker first appeared in 1936. It subtly changed over the years, but always accommodated General Mills' cultural perception of the American homemaker: knowledgeable and caring. The current image of Betty Crocker, according to the corporation, is actually a combination of 75 real-life women of diverse backgrounds and ages. These portraits were always painted, with no real person ever having posed as a model, and they never showed the character from the shoulders down.

First Face of Betty...Adelaide Hawley Cumming

The General Mills Company created the character of Betty Crocker in 1948 to answer baking questions American women sent to the company by letter. General Mills hired Cumming because it thought she represented the stereotypical image of the American homemaker. From 1950-1952 Cumming appeared on the half-hour Betty Crocker Show and in 1952 on the Betty Crocker Star Matinee and Bride and Groom. She also appeared in many commericals touting cake mixes and other General Mills products. General Mills billed Cumming as "America's First Lady of Food" until 1964 when it dropped her at the age of 59 for someone younger.

After receiving a Ph.D. from New York University, Cumming went on to a second career as a teacher of English as a second language.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


Sloane...needs acupuncture on her ankle 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Betty Crocker

I couldn't help myself.
While researching company information on Betty Crocker I came across this history of the faces of Betty Crocker.  I would like to find more company information-who was the artist that painted the first face of Betty Crocker? Was there a model-if so, who was she, who are all these women? They look stern, determined, actually they look like republicans.....