Prelude No. 19 has been up at Bridgette Mayer Gallery this month. I stopped by the other week for a FringeArts show — a dancer and 2 musicians responding improvisationally to the artwork on display — and enjoyed overhearing several audience-goers talking about my work. “Why do you think this is here?” (pointing to a particular pattern) “Maybe the colors are each a note and the boxes are rhythms.” “What if every painting here had a musical interpretation? That one ov
Be sure to stop by Bridgette Mayer Gallery on Friday, September 5, 2014. Prelude No. 19 is up for grabs (in a 10″ square format) and proceeds will benefit BalletX. [details here] Prelude in A Major (blue-violet), No. 19
How does it work? What is the system? I hear these two questions a lot. So for all you curious minds, here’s a peek into my Bach Project system. It starts with a bit of elementary music theory. The chromatic scale has 12 half-step tones. I’ve drawn it here in C, which is the simplest key on the piano and the key J.S. Bach chose to begin his Well-Tempered Clavier suite. Next comes a little color theory. A basic color wheel includes 12 colors: 3 primary colors, 3 secondaries and 6 tert
After a two-year hiatus from selling online, I’m now stocking an Etsy shop with my new Bach Project artwork and oddities. Where else can you buy an original watercolor of Prelude No. 1 in C Major? Or a music-themed Rubik’s Cube?
“Every Monday for 12 months, The Reconstructionists will debut a hand-painted illustration and short essay highlighting a woman from fields such as art, science, and literature.” [from Storyboard] Think Anna Magdalena Bach will make an appearance? I’m fascinated by this Reconstructionists project (the title makes me think of religious movements?) and love the combo of illustration with text. Together with “The Female Gaze” exhibit I recently saw at the Pennsylvania