It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted anything here. Since last time I wrote here the gallery that represented me in Seattle has closed. That’s two galleries that have closed under me. I recently joined the artist owned gallery Waterstone Gallery in Northwest Portland and I have a show scheduled for the month of November. The opening reception will be on November 6 and on First Thursday November 7.
I’ve also decided, for various reasons – some of them beyond my control, to leave my home. I’ve lived in this house since 1983, when my first daughter was born and my second daughter was born in the house. It was a very difficult decision but I think it’s the right thing for me now.
The theme of my upcoming show is “Sacred Space”. I arrived at it not just because I’m leaving my sanctuary but, as I’ve done a lot of grief and healing work over the past few years, I’ve found myself in nondescript houses and buildings around town that no one would suspect of being places where such intimate acts occur. I’ve always loved Alan Ginsberg’s poem “A footnote to Howl” which declares that everything is holy and I believe that’s true.