On This Ground installed at Music City Center

It was an exciting April 1 as we installed On This Ground at Nashville’s dramatic new Music City Center. The 15 foot wide suspended sculpture has been in the works since last summer, drawing inspiration from the construction process itself. Metal objects salvaged from the site were used to create various rust imprints, while images abstracted from aerial photography were also layered into the work.

Aerial images of the building’s foundation taken in May 2010, just after Nashville was flooded, are unexpectedly beautiful……as is a dreamy image of structural scaffolding.

We’ll be excited to see the many acquired and commissioned artworks forming Music City Center’s collection when the doors open in May!

Opening in Naples, Florida

I’ve just returned from a blissful four days in Florida where I am currently having a show at Trudy Labell Fine Art. We’ve built a wonderful relationship over the past few years so it was a real pleasure to meet the gallery owners at last and to see their stunning space.

The gallery organized a rather lavish and well-attended opening during which I met a number of collectors, along with designers, an art installer, and a lighting specialist – all of whom have been involved with placements of my work in Naples. Many thanks to Trudy, Mel, and Lynn for so much generosity and support!

Naples has a very lush beauty. Weather was remarkable for January – beach weather to be sure! The area is full of grand homes, from Mediterranean to contemporary, but still retains some of the small “old Florida” houses that really pull at my heart strings.

The Art of Community

I am proud to be included in the new First Bank collection of Tennessee art. The collection is documented in a beautifully produced book, The Art of Community, Janet & Jim Ayers’ Collection of Contemporary Art, (Ayers Media, Inc., 2012).

The Art of Community is available locally at Parnassus Books and The Arts Company.