Friday, February 11, 2011

MARCH Featured Artists at Liquidambar Gallery

I wanted to let everyone know that we will be having an artist’s reception at Liquidambar Gallery and Gifts on March 6th, 2-4pm. Everyone is welcome to come and meet this month’s artists.

The two-dimensional artist is Erik Dahlager. His photographs are printed using the gum-oil transfer method. These are incredibly beautiful and a little haunting.

An excerpt from his website on the Gumoil Process, "In the early 1990's the gumoil printing process was developed by Karl P Koenig and is not to be comfused with similar pre-modern processes such as gum bichromate, gum color, oil and bromoil printing.  The gumoil process consists of several steps: first a positive transparency is contact printed onto gum-coated watercolor paper.  Black oil paint is then worked into the paper. followed by etching the print in a bleach bath.  Colored oils can now be worked into the paper followed by a final etching to remove any gum and reveal the white highlights.  The process is crude and far removed from modern technology, and although the same image may be printed many times again, the results are different with each print."

I am unable to post one of his photos here, but please visit his website to see them -

The three-dimensional featured artist is Douglas Trimble. "It's all in the curves." He creates lovely pieces of fine furniture.

His Artist Statement:

"Wood is alive and has a spirit and I strive to bring that spirit into a form that is meaningful.

In my early years the wood forms took shape into functional pieces. As I evolved as a creator with wood then came the evolution into curves and artistic depth. Experimenting with woods from around the world, I bring together the functional, the playful and the sensual into unique pieces."

Photo Shoot at the Railroad

One of John's and my great friends, Scott, took us out to the old railroad station so we could shoot some photos.  As you probably know,...