Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Man From Beijing Redux

Earlier this year I posted an illustration inspired by Henning Mankell's The Man From Beijing.  Here's another...

White

"He was white, as if somebody had drenched his cheeks in a white powder.
Or perhaps he was evil? The devil always sent demons
with white faces to terrorize the earth."

(Chapter 10, The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell, translation copyright  2010)

Monday, December 5, 2016

"Marvelous!"

"Marvelous!" is an international exhibition of Collage, Assemblage and Construction, which will show January 6 - February 12, 2017, at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts, in Sebastopol, CA.  It looks like a wonderful show, with works from all over the world (Belgium, Uruguay, Germany, Greece, Japan, Canada France, Turkey, the Netherlands...), including these two pieces from little ole Mercer Island:

River Triptych
Free-standing collage on old book covers



Brevity
Collaged artist's book, 31 pgs, 9"h x 8.25"w


Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Goode's School Atlas

I recently finished a new altered book project -- the Goode's School Atlas -- a revision and re-imagining of a vintage 1947 school atlas.  New maps include (1) the Map of Geologic Perils, (2) the Map of American Serial Killers, and (3) Butterflies of Mexico.  Many pages were hand-cut to excise the land and expose collage work; others were hand-painted and/or hand-sewn.  The finished book has 54 pages, and materials used included book & magazine scraps, thread, acrylic paint, candy wrappers, cancelled postage stamps and spray paint.  Here are a few details:








Sunday, November 27, 2016

December Exhibitions

I have collage pieces in two interesting December exhibitions:


Verum Ultimum Gallery in Portland, OR, is showing a lovely exhibition entitled "A Generous Kingdom" this month (December 3 through early January), including this piece  Go see it!

Beasts of the Northern Wild

Down in lovely Laguna Beach, CA, the "Small Works-BIG TALENT" exhibition will show at Las Laguna Gallery, December 1 - 30.  The show features works no larger than 16" in any direction, and I'm pleased to be included.  It looks like a wonderful show, well worth a visit.

Medusa

Sunday, November 20, 2016

Paper Collage on "Found" Paintings

Over the years I have accumulated a large pile of old thrift store/eBay paintings, and recently I tried collaging on a couple of them.  Here's what I came up with last week:


Big Fire at the Dream Factory
29"h x 25.5"w


Wanna Be
19"h x 24.5"w

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Home

Here are the two most recent collage collaborations by me and my good friend, Sabine Remy of Dusseldorf.  We seem to have been exploring some aspects of "home..."


Collaboration No. 62/2016 ("Leaving the 
Golden Cage") started by Lynn Skordal
and finished by Sabine Remy.

Collaboration No. 63/2016 ("Four Jugglers
at Home") started by Sabine Remy & 
finished by Lynn Skordal.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

POP-UP NOW!

Currently on view at the wonderful 23 Sandy Gallery in Portland, OR, is an exhibition of lively movable books, including pop-ups, tunnels, volvelles, pull-tabs, etc. It's a wonderful collection of books, and, as always at 23 Sandy, you are allowed to handle and play with them.  You can find the on-line catalog here.  The exhibition will be on view in the Gallery November 4 through December 17...DEFINITELY worth a look.  I'm proud to have contributed two books to this show:



Manipulation
(a hands-on book about modern relationships)



Juxtaposition
(a mix & match book)