Down for the Cause(s)

September arrives and its time to get serious. Just as it comes up to two years from my sister’s end-stage cancer diagnosis and the recent news that another friend has developed cancer, I am honored to be showing at the Gallery with a Cause at the New Mexico Cancer Center. It opens on  Friday, September 6, 6-8:30pm. 40% of sales go to the New Mexico Cancer Foundation which distributes the money to help the patients themselves!

Meanwhile Ghostwolf artists present “Earth & Sky” an exploration of the landscape and our precious natural resources and I’ve begun a series called Postcards to America which explores on a state-by-state basis many of the ills that continue to trouble our country.

Join me at the New Mexico Cancer Center, 4901 Lang Avenue NE, on Friday, September 6th from 6-8:30pm and vote for your favorite artist! Remember that 40% of sales go to the foundation to help the financial needs of patients undergoing treatment. A cause that is near and dear to my heart.

If you miss the opening and Friday,  stop by on Wednesday, October 30th from 6-7:30pm for an informative walk and talk with the curator and the artists who will speak about their work and answers questions.

My work is in the front conference room, so look for me there!

 Featured at Ghostwolf Gallery

In Old Town Albuquerque, 2043 South Plaza St NW
Open daily from 11am-6pm and on First Fridays 5-9pm

This month Ghostwolf Gallery will be featuring artwork about the earth and sky and in my corner will be The Sun King from the House of Cards series as well as metal prints of the Seven, Eight and Nine of Trees.

The other wall in my “corner” will have four paintings from the Legendary Creature and Hexagram series all related to mountains. Scroll down to learn more.

The Seven, Eight and Nine of Trees from the House of Cards series available online and at Ghostwolf Gallery as vibrant, durable metal prints.

The Sun King, Mixed media on paper, 26 x40-inches

Still Point, Mixed media on panel, 30×30-inches

All About Mountains

Stillpoint based on the I Ching Hexagram 52, which is made up of two trigrams of the yin and yang lines representing mountains, suggests inner focus, not acting until time is right, and the gathering of inner strength. It reminds me of the psalm: “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence comes my help.” Living in mountain country, I’m constantly looking up at the Sandias and am reminded of the relative permanence of the mountains in comparison to the fleeting troubles of daily life in the valley.

Three other “mountain” paintings will also be shown. From left to right: Hexagram 4: Youthful Folly (mountain over water) reminds us that sometimes taking a seemingly foolish risk allows us to leap mountains. Yakshi-Yaksha from the Legendary Creatures series depicts the benevolent male and female deities from the east-Asian tradition who protect trees, mountains and bodies of water. Finally, Hexagram 22: Grace (mountain over fire) represents resilience erupting from the inner (mountain) life like a firebird emerging from a volcano.

Postcards to America

While continuing with the Art of the I Ching series which reflects my inner journey in understanding this crazy world, the Postcards to America series reflects my response to the harsh realities of our social/political life. As a person I have an immediate emotional response to events; as a visual artist it takes longer for me to respond visually to these disturbing events as they take on a cummulative life of their own in my psyche. I have completed two and am working on a third in a series that will take me through the 50 states.

 Special Thanks!

Thanks again to the City of Albuquerque Cultural Services and Public Art departments and Homewise for supporting Roe LiBretto and I as we completed the Orpheum Community Hub mural on the southeast corner of Coal and 2nd Street in downtown Albuquerque. The dedication was very sweet with an amazing turnout of friends, supporters and people from the Barelas neighborhood, especially on a Monday afternoon in blazing August heat. Also many thanks Courtney Allen and KRQE for featuring the mural in the video below.