artist Leslie Sobel's musing on art, the environment, art-making and activism
Art on the House
desert lake from on very high, 24" x 48", encaustic and digital
I'm part of an exhibition of Washtenaw County artists at State Representative Pam Byrnes' office. Link to the exhibition here. The piece above is one of those in the show. This show was organized under the auspices of the Art Alliance and will be the first of a series.
Autumn vignette, encaustic & digital, 4" x 4", framed 5.5" x 5.5"
Here are a group of new paintings, all destined for my featured artist show at Artistica Gallery in Dexter. The opening will be Dec 3 from 6-8pm. This work features a number of very tiny paintings as well as some larger work.
Zion - cliff clinging tree, encaustic & digital, 6" x 6", framed 9" x 9"
Storm/shore, encaustic & digital, 6" x 6", framed 9" x 9"
coastal abstract, encaustic & digital, 4" x 4", framed 5.5" x 5.5"
Prairie sky, encaustic & digital, 7" x 23", framed 12" x 28"
Fisherman's Island Dusk, encaustic & digital, 7" x 23", framed 12" x 28"
New Mexico Skyline, encaustic & digital, 4" x 4", framed 5.5" x 5.5"
Some of these pieces came out of the summer's trip out west, some are Michigan based. All reflect an emotional connect…
entry into Mercy Gallery - Ceccio Here are images of the Waxing Lyrical exhibition installed. I'm pleased with how the show came together and it has received many positive comments. The opening will be Tuesday April 27 from 6:45-8:45pm. [post updated with titles and media information]
Glessner , It Entered, Encaustic, horse hair, mixed media on rusted and branded silk on wood and Scars II, encaustic, mixed media on rusted and branded silk on wood Here, at last are the installation pix of the Waxing Lyrical exhibition at the Mercy Gallery. above - Lorraine Glessner - two multi-panel pieces.
Lorraine's diptych Come Early Morning, encaustic, human hair, mixed media on rusted and branded silk on wood
Lorraine Glessner Down Sixth Street, encaustic, horse and human hair, mixed media on rusted and branded silk on wood
Sobel -satellite& encaustic monotype - Cambridge Gulf - Australia
Sobel - Desert Coast - encaustic, digital & mixed media on panel
Now that I’ve been back for a while I have had a chance to digest the experience. I got back to a family crisis and have been utterly subsumed in caregiving - which has made re-entry challenging and follow-up work temporarily impossible. Now that things are more under control I’m back to work! So a long recap with lots of details about the day to day life on the ice but also loads of pix.
There were five of us on this trip - Seth Campbell, Karl Kreutz and two grad students -Will Kochtitzkyand Brittany Main - and me. Seth works largely with ground penetrating radar for his research. His long time scientific partner and senior scientist Karl Kreutz takes snow samples and ice cores to do chemical analysis to date when snow fell in what amount and where the moisture came from. Karl is a professor at the University of Maine- which is one of the four institutions Seth currently works with - the life of a scientist funded by soft money is complex to say the very least.
Will and Brittany are…