Sunday, February 24, 2013

Upcoming shows

Midas Touch to be in Providence Art Club All Juried Media Exhibition.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Snakes and Ladders

Snakes and Ladders
Opening: October 6, 2012, 5-7 PM

Please join me for the opening of my solo show featuring suits, headdresses, drawings, artist books and sculptures from "The Lottery Project." The lottery is the most Democratic of ways to make a buck. Any day, someone can climb to win, and then turn around and slide down a serpentine slope the next. Pieces in this exhibition are made from cast off scratch tickets, security envelopes from financial institutions, betting slips near my home and from visits around the region. Part survey show of the past six years and new work.

On view at the AS220 Project Space from October 7-27, 2012.

The AS220 Project Space is located at 93 Mathewson St. Providence, RI.
Open: Wed-Fri: 1pm-6pm, Sat: Noon-4pm & by appointment.

Above: Icarus Helmet. Scratch tickets, dental floss, cotton. Photo by Erik Gould.
Bellow: The Golden Boots, The Golden Tower and Jacob's Ladder. Photos by Erik Gould.

Thursday, April 5, 2012


Back in the studio finishing unfinished things. My daughter pulled a book about origami off the shelf today. She pulls out lots of books these days, but this one caught my eye. I have had a dilemma for a year now about creating a different heel for a pair of boots I am making for a friend. I made an art trade in 2010 with my friend Michael Aaron McAllister. I still owe him a pair of boots. I got pregnant right around the promise, then had Asha. I finally have moments where I can think for long periods of time again re:early bedtime for baby.

I wanted a particular angle to the heel. I mean, a FAB heel, as the new owner would is fabulous. The heel is the thing that gives each boot piece life..a suggested arc of movement. Flipping through the book I started paying attention to the diagrams. The line of one finally made me go,"Oh,that's the way it should fold...." Finally. So simple I could not see it. I played with a piece of scrap paper and there it is.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Racine Art Museum

Three new pieces are on display at the Racine Art Museum in, "To Wear, Or Not To Wear."

Continuing colorful pattern throughout the museum, RAM Curator of Exhibitions Lena Vigna organized To Wear or Not to Wear, which showcases artist-made garments and objects of adornment that are both wearable and non-wearable. Visitors to the museum will discover a dress constructed of ceiling tin, a collar of airbrushed aluminum, and shoes made of discarded lottery tickets. This exhibition includes the work of emerging and established artists such as Daniel Jocz, Kay Khan, John Petrey, Marjorie Schick and Rebecca Siemering, from various backgrounds including metalsmithing, sculpture, fiber, and commercial photography.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Join me for Pawtucket Open Studios

Not only will my studio be open on September 24 and 25, from 11-5 PM, but I am hosting a make and take class with materials I use with my sculpture. Drop in, and create some hand-embroidered postcards or a small book. All materials are provided with instruction for $10 per person, with early bird discounts if you register with a friend or child before the 24th.

Studio is located at 545 Pawtucket Avenue, Room C204, Second floor. Map is here.

Studio Class

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Wheel of Fortunette

This past week, I have been working on a piece for National Grid, using a recycled refrigerator. Several other artists are participating, and they will be on display in Providence in late July. Cannot wait to see what everyone else is doing. I am taking a cue from carnival fortune telling machines and I am adding a spinning wheel with environmental "fortunes" around the edges of a wheel Pictured is the start of it. The colors are from a palette given by National Grid.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Hope springs eternal

Back in the studio again after a brief absence for my biggest and lifelong project- the birth of my daughter Asha in March. Asha is a Hindi name for "hope, desire or wish." Being pregnant took me offline for awhile, and made my life more interior, so there have not been many posts in the last year. With a few shows coming up in the fall at the Racine Art Museum and the Kentucky Museum of Art and Craft, I am back at work. With the piece work style I use with the lottery tickets I have been able to continue work at a slower pace, but at least some pace. Look for more posts soon-including updating my web site.