I am getting ready for my next exhibition called “Art Plus Life,” a group exhibition at a really lovely venue. Commonweal is a center for healing, research, and inspiration in Bolinas, CA. I will exhibiting some of my large-scale mixed media collages from Milagros. In this series, I photographed people’s arms and asked them to write a wish for a positive change or miracle in their life, and then I created a collage combining the two with the intention of creating a visual affirmation of that wish. Pictured here is one of my pieces in the “Art + Life” exhibit – called “Kindness”. And if you look closely at the original you will find the handwritten wish in the forearm, stating “What about kindness becoming infectiously popular – among close relations and strangers – unknown kindness mischief.” I am so delighted to be showing this series at a place so committed to transformation and healing. I hope that if you are in the area, you will get a chance to see the exhibit.

“Art Plus Life”
June 23 – September 21, 2012
Opening Reception: June 23, 3-5pm
Commonweal Art Gallery
451 Mesa Road, Bolinas, CA 
curated by Jacqueline Mallegni and Claudia Chapline
Artists: Bob Demmerle, Linda Gass, Mary Daniel Hobson, Elizabeth Jameson, Daigon Lueck,and Maud Zimmer

Image Info: “Kindness” from the series Milagros, 28 x 10″, mixed media collage, $1750