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August 13, 2016
Speechless?

The summer is a joyous time of many visitors and much exposure for the art and artists of the Ozone. During the Spectrum Show, every artist in the gallery has been picked a favorite for someone. We even have a questionaire to fill out if one desires to be more specific and I will share those findings at the end of the show.

There are times, sadly, when the words fail and I cannot wrap verbage around the concepts of a piece or body of work. I have been told that's a good thing, that art should hit a part of you that is visual and emotional and perhaps not having access to the language part of the brain. I love the explanation, it lets me off the hook. 

When possible, I will have More To Say which means you have More To Read (if you desire). I'll keep the Blogs to the short and sweet note, cherishing the succinct.

In the case of the new jewelry/small sculpture 'Portals' Series, I have some words. I tried to explain in the gallery and fell far short. If I were a word-smith, I'd be a poet or writer, but instead I'm a painter, printer, metalsmith, etc. It is fun to try to weave words to do the bidding like a paint palette does the brush. In this first installment, the latest concept portals. 

More To Read , if you please. 


August 3, 2016
Teredo Fever

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When I found this, I never knew how beautiful it could be. Teredo Wood is petrified wood with holes bored through by the Teredo navalis. The holes permineralize with matrix and silicates to create linear and polka dot planes of earth colors and flashy crystaline pockets.

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The raw stone shows the wear of the river or sea. You can see the lines of wood with their silvery sheen from the silicates and the lovely Zeolite holes in this piece.

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The ancient mariners called the Teredo 'termites of the sea'. They bored through the boat wood like swiss cheese. The remains are silvery-blue chatoyant woods, blue-white-clear veins of agates, quartz, and zeolite, and rich colors of matrix stone. A batch is happening now in the Ozone Studio. 




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2016-04-27�- Hot Art Clothes!

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The warmer it gets, off go the layers! Having comfortable style is important so why not wrap yourself in wearable art that is functional as well as sensationally cool. Leslie Palotas hand dyes each individual piece creating waves, octopus and other graphic renderings in fabric. Because she uses awesome companies like Xylem in Eugene for sourcing of the cuts, she makes stylish works of art to wear like Bolero Jackets and Yoga Pants. Leslie has just dropped off a new haul of work, come find the perfect piece for you.�

2016-04-27�- Variations on a Theme

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For some reason I always love wearing chokers during the summer. Maybe it's the necklines, maybe it's that we're more active so we want jewelry that isn't dangling too much. I also notice that if my choker is too high, it leaves my chest rather bare. So to kill a couple of birds with one stone, I cooked up a choker that drops down to the length of a regular pendant. WIN! I've been playing with various lengths of drop and different stones, come in and see the variations on the theme.�


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