- Cathy and Bruce
- We have been collaborating artists our entire married lives. Our work is always evolving. The experiences we share, or individually participate in, become a part of what we create. Bruce photographs and throws pots and I paint and create jewelry and other objects from precious metals. Bruce's photos are sometimes the inspiration or reference for my paintings and often times I sculpt and carve into his pottery. The results from our combined knowledge and skills becomes something beautiful that we enjoy sharing. Enjoy.
Jan 7, 2010
I made Bruce one of these bottles 20 years ago (oops how can that be when he's only 25?!)
and he still uses it! These are great for carrying meds around with you or just for tylenol, toothpicks, any treasures you want to keep safe! One has a turquoise set on its lid and the other a red jasper. I know they're a bit pricey but I spent approximately 8-10 hours making each one and every bit is Argentium sterling silver. I guess you could consider it an heirloom once you own it.
Jan 4, 2010
I borrowed these tiny gems from my daughter who made me promise I would return them safely. I just love the intimacy of the small forms and the little feather, which by the way came from her love bird "Tweet". I'm still not sure of the tone I mixed for the ground color but to see it up close reveals some warm red oxide beneath and I like that.
This is a painting done from one of Bruce's published photos. I'm trying a little bit of
every subject theme and struggling with how I feel about the process of painting it.
I've always loved his animal photography but never felt quite adequate at rendering from them but then its a whole lot easier than working from the real thing!!
Jan 2, 2010
The following three paintings were done in Charleston in 09 while struggling with what seemed to me at the time to be a daunting chore: change! I kept with the flower theme to experiment with gold, silver and copper leaf. I'm still, a year later interested in using metal leaf with open acrylics on my surfaces, however I've now changed the size of my work to very small. I'm thinking its just another chapter and that I will keep working and experimenting. This year it feels like the change may be related to subject matter. In any case I'm feeling much more restored creatively and less overwhelmed.