I just received word that I have been accepted into the fall show for Art of the Land. This show features artists from the McHenry County area who find their inspiration in the natural beauty of the land.  It is a fundraiser for the Land Conservancy of McHenry County. My talented sister, Margie, had one of her photographs featured in this event last year, and raved about this event at the Starline Gallery in Harvard.

My best pieces are inspired by the landscape that surrounds me.  Incorporating natural materials seems to bring it closer, infusing my work with the feeling of the outdoors, bringing it into your everyday life.

Driftwood is something I can’t resist bringing home from my kayak trips. In fact, sometimes I look pretty strange out on the lake, with my kayak festooned with bits of wood tucked under every available bungee strap.  Scroll down to my June 15 post to see my latest sculpture with glass and wood.  Here is one of my first projects:

Sunflowers with Bug

The Art of the Land show is being held September 23 – 24, 2011.  I’ll be sure to post more about it as it gets closer.