Pieces of Sky

I began this project on May 1st, 2007. The parameter that I set was one painting of the sky a day, on a 4x6 canvas, for one year. This project grew out of a desire to center and focus my artistic practice. The idea seemed simple - paint the sky once a day, every day, for a year, but I have realized that many complexities have arisen from this project. Taking one thing, one subject, and do an intense study of it. Do I perceive the sky differently now? How has the project itself evolved? I started thinking about ritual and tradition, and how creating a painting every day sets up a rhythm. What are the parameters of the ritual? Can other ideas germinate from that? repetition?

2007 - 2008

Pieces of Sky

252 4" x 6" paintings

oil on canvas

Pieces of Sky

Installation at Gallery Aferro, 2008

Installation at Gallery Aferro

Opening reception at Gallery Aferro

Opening reception at Gallery Aferro

May 26, 2007

4" x 6" oil on canvas