Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center Residency at Patan Museum this May & June!

This May and June I will be an Artist in Residence at the Kathmandu Contemporary Art Center through the Fellowship of the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts as the first collaborative FPAFA-KCAC PATAN Museum Artist Resident!  My excitement is building as I pack materials into my suitcase and review maps of the area. I cannot wait to meet the people of Nepal, experience the sights and sounds, use the local clay and paper. I know my life will be forever changed and drenched in color! 

Below are some of the works of art in the Patan Museum where my residency will be!  

More information about The Kathmandu Contemporary Arts Center can be found here:

http://www.kathmanduarts.org/Kathmandu_Arts/home.html

More information about the Patan Museum can be found here: 

http://www.asianart.com/associations/patan-museum/index.html

Information about The Fellowship of the Pennsylvania of the Academy of the Fine Arts is here:

http://www.fellowshippafa.org

 

 

CONSTRUCTING WILDERNESS ATWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM

On March 16th at 2pm I will be a part of a series of talks and conversations exploring the meaning of wilderness in American Culture.

Please come if you are in the Cape Cod/ New England Area.

March 16, 2014      Working in Wilderness

A conversation with Elisabeth Nickles and Megan Singleton, Aldo & Leonardo Project Artists, and Kate Iaquinto, Wildlife Biologist, Monomoy National Wildlife Refuge

2PM @ ATWOOD HOUSE MUSEUM 347 STAGE HARBOR ROAD CHATHAM MA 02663

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Artist lecture by Heather Ujiie & Elisabeth Nickles

Wednesday, February 26
6:30-8:30 pm

In partnership with the Chris White Community Development Corporation,
artists Heather Ujiie and Elisabeth Nickles will discuss their art
and their recent residencies at Winterthur.

Free to Public

Chris White Gallery
701 North Shipley Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Show runs February 7 – 28, 2014.
If you miss this lecture, see the art by appointment: 302-312-5493

More info here

Studio burned down

At 3am on Tuesday, my studio went up in flames.  Years of artwork and tools are lost forever.  My dream of having a place to create is gone.  Friends and family are encouraging me to rebuild.  Insurance will cover my car but not the studio. 

We started a fundraiser site below.  Please donate and help me rebuild.  Thank you!  

Fundraiser for Studio Rebuild After Fire

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Images from Monomoy

These are some of the images I chose to submit to the Smithsonian Wilderness Forever photo competition. The exhibit will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act

Harrier Hawk with Tern Chick

Common Tern Eggs

Young Grey Seal 

Young Grey Seal 

Young Grey Seal

Young Grey Seal

An Ornithologist PHD Student and an Intern looking for Oyster Catcher Chicks

An Ornithologist PHD Student and an Intern looking for Oyster Catcher Chicks

Looking down at the ground into the bog and lichen

Looking down at the ground into the bog and lichen

The lichen and dunes in the mist

The lichen and dunes in the mist

Powder Hole- my favorite place on Monomoy.. constantly shifting colors-- wondrous place of color and light

Powder Hole- my favorite place on Monomoy.. constantly shifting colors-- wondrous place of color and light

Seaweed at Powder Hole

Seaweed at Powder Hole

Powder Hole- Low Tide

Powder Hole- Low Tide

Powder Hole - Inlet

Powder Hole - Inlet

Blackness of seaweed over time at Powder Hole

Blackness of seaweed over time at Powder Hole

Powder Hole surrealism  

Powder Hole surrealism  

Art & Science: Monomoy Wilderness Area

 Writing and images created while an Artist in residence with the Aldo Leopold WIlderness Research Institute and Colorado Art Ranch.

"The project is inspired by the scientific wisdom of Aldo Leopold and the artistic genius of Leonardo da Vinci. Our endeavor is an interdisciplinary collaboration of artists and scientists designed to celebrate the lands, resources and opportunities protected by the Wilderness Act. In 2013, we are hosting one-month residencies in six diverse wilderness areas. Artists will work alongside wildland research scientists and gain firsthand knowledge of the wonders, complexities and challenges of our nation's wildest places. The result will be a body of work that creatively illustrates the value of wild areas and honors the scientific efforts to preserve wilderness for the next fifty years."  Colorado Art Ranch

http://aldoandleonardo.blogspot.com/ 

http://www.coloradoartranch.org/

 

 

 

 

 

SEPTA ARTS IN TRANSIT PROJECT: Templates for Placement and Final Fabrication

The Front of the Station on 63rd street

So here is Scott, my project manager from Amuneal, up on the ladder  while I advise him on placement.  

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I decided the best way to make sure the blind (not seen from front)  hardware would go into the mortar of the brick was to create a template and mark in person where the final hardware needed to be welded. Because the pieces are finished with a  powder- coated process ( a thermoplastic) they can not be corrected once the coating is on, welding would destroy the surface. Also the template can then be used to drill the holes and will match exactly where the attachments were welded.

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It was wonderful to see renditions of the pieces to the scale they are going to be. This piece combines the images made by children in one of the workshops I held. I will add those images in a process blog about the piece.  There will be a placard with their names and the silhouettes of their initial drawings.

COBB'S CREEK CONSTELLATION laser cut pieces for outdoor staircases

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The pieces above are enlarged silhouettes of drawings that children from the Cobb's Creek neighborhood made in two workshops I held where children were asked to create self portraits of themselves as stars and flowers. The pieces above were laser cut and are being fabricated by Amuneal in North Philadelphia. These pieces are a few of many that will be all over the outdoor staircases,

There will be an additional eight composited pieces for the main area of the station. MORE COMING SOON!!!