Lepidoptera and the limits of Google

Seeking the scientific details needed to properly build my Tropical Butterfly Garden installation I have found big gaps and a lot of inconsistent information out on the internet. Butterflies are in the scientific order Lepidoptera and to my untrained eye, seem so very distinctive from one another. Yet my in depth studies are showing thereContinue reading “Lepidoptera and the limits of Google”

HoursTracker – Lepidoptera, Algebra & Crochet

According to my HoursTracker App, this past week, I have completed 17 hours 15 minutes of Research & Development and 47 minutes of Marketing. But just what have I accomplished in this time? I’m getting ready to place a big colored-copper wire order and wanted to be sure of the gauges, colors, prices and whichContinue reading “HoursTracker – Lepidoptera, Algebra & Crochet”

How long did it take you to make that?

I am often asked this question when someone is viewing one of my projects, same as many other artists hear. We could all answer years, decades or even a lifetime we have spent honing our skills, learning our craft, debating which subject matter in which medium will touch the viewer most. Simply printing a singleContinue reading “How long did it take you to make that?”

Open Studio Invitation- Electric Butterflies Art Installation

Come for the Open Studio, stay for the Summer Festival (Natsu Matsuri) in Onishi! Grab your Suica Card and jump on the train. Get out of the big city for a summer day trip! My latest work is an installation piece entitled: – Electric Butterflies – Demise & Disposal of the electronic personality. A technologicalContinue reading “Open Studio Invitation- Electric Butterflies Art Installation”

Progress Report – Shiro Oni Studios Artist Residency

One week done and only one week left to go! More photos of my adventures and the work I’ve been doing on my Electric Butterflies art installation project:  June is the rainy season here in Japan and the raindrops clinging to this momiji (Japanese Maple) in the pale morning light were a lovely sight asContinue reading “Progress Report – Shiro Oni Studios Artist Residency”

Busy Week at Artist Residency in Gunma, Japan

An artist residency here at Shiro Oni Studio is about more than just making art. There’s making connections, eating amazing food, and learning new skills. Zipping around this little rural space on a hot pink fixed gear bike has been great fun. Here’s a random photo collection from this past week:  Wifi!  Not liking thisContinue reading “Busy Week at Artist Residency in Gunma, Japan”

First 48 Hours at Shiro Oni Studios

My first artist residency and already I’m loving just one more reason to be an artist! Onishi, in Gunma Prefecure, Japan is a very small town just outside Tokyo. Easy to get here by train, bus and/or car for a quick day trip yet still seems to be untouched by the big city life. ThatContinue reading “First 48 Hours at Shiro Oni Studios”