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Damned Tornadoes Interfereing with My Art

All I wanted to do today was to go to Eastfield College in Mesquite, Texas and install about 700 arrows in the ceiling of a hallway there for an exhibition at the school called “Temporary Occupants”. My piece is called “Inhale-Exhale” and it involves the arrows interacting with the intake and output air vents in the ceiling of the hallway…

But just like every other time it seems like I have to install or transport artwork, mother nature just HAS to show me who’s boss… Fifteen tornadoes were spotted in the DFW area this afternoon, many just miles from my location, and so two hours of my precious install-time were spent sitting in the basement awaiting the impending doom…

And if that image is not enough, here is a video from the same storm of some semi-trailers being tossed about like balloons… And THAT is the tornado that was still headed toward Mesquite, exactly where I was installing artwork.

Amazingly, we dodged that bullet and my truck survived without even a hail dent. I was finally allowed to continue my installation and I was finished by around 9:00 tonight. So at least mother nature was simply a road-block and not a wrecking ball for my artwork…In retrospect, the mechanics of fluid motion that are at play in a storm are exactly the things I am interested in with the air currents in this piece on a much smaller scale. Coincidence? I think not… 😉 Here are some images I got of the finished work tonight.

"Inhale-Exhale" 2012 detail image

"Inhale-Exhale" 2012- detail image


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Some Unabashed Self Promotion

I’ve had work in a number of exhibitions in the past few months, but I thought I would write a post about this upcoming show at Cris Worley’s space in Dallas. The opening reception is Saturday, January 7th from 5:30 to 8:30. It is a five person show of artists who are currently unrepresented in the Dallas area. I saw a few works by the other artists when I was delivering my work and it looks to be a very nice exhibition. I will have three pieces in the show, click on the images to get a more detailed look.

Button Forms: Reds and Oranges, 2011, Ink and Watercolor on Canvas, 19" x 19"

Studio Visit 1-1 

Anne Allen
Paul Booker
Trey Egan
Blayre Stiller
Howard Sherman
January 7 – February 11, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, January 7 (5:30 – 8:30 pm)

Cris Worley Fine Arts

2277 Monitor Street

Dallas, Texas  75207


Weekdays – By appointment
Saturdays – 11 to 5


Click Here for directions.

Buttons Forms: Red and Blue, 2008, Ink and Watercolor on Paper, 45" x 34"

Cloud Forms: Blue, Lavender, Red, 2011, Ink and Watercolor on Panel, 17" x 14"

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