Private Collector Home Installation

Posted on Jan 27, 2016
Private Collector Home Installation

Recent installation in gorgeous home of Elmhurst Private collector.         Light and optic installation transforms long, tall eating hall into Optical Shadow Matrix with the flip of a switch Collector provided stunning antique Argentinian Soda Bottles, and together with blue and green optics from my collection selected for reference to eating, drinking, and […]

Studio Snapshots

Posted on Jul 31, 2014
Studio Snapshots

Fleeting shadows, seen in the course of making the matrixes!

microscopy correspondence

Posted on May 25, 2014
microscopy correspondence

Moving forward in my optics work, I am privileged to access my 7+ year correspondence with the Director of the Georgia State University microscopy lab in Atlanta, author, artist, and microscopist, Dr. Robert Simmons, PhD.   This ongoing professional correspondence delights me and informs my practice.  With Dr. Simmons’ permission, I am opening up our correspondence […]

Studio Snaps | new optics experiments

Posted on May 20, 2014
Studio Snaps | new optics experiments

new optic work is so exciting that I haven’t looked up to post in a while.  I can’t tell you what I am doing yet, but I can share these phone snaps!  This work will debut at Mana Contemporary Chicago’s Spring Open Studio Event on Sunday June 22.  Stay tuned for details, and meanwhile check […]

new optics … and they look like old drawings

Posted on Apr 27, 2014
new optics … and they look like old drawings

working with sunlight and optics last week brought these lightfalls that, I noticed, look like 2010 graphite drawings.    lightfall 4/22/14         drawing early 2010                                                   danamajor   […]

new optics sketches

Posted on Apr 15, 2014
new optics sketches

The optic work resumed, a bit on its own, as soon I could straighten my arm.  Something’s on it’s way… optic sketches using sunlight      

Looks Like

Posted on Mar 11, 2014
Looks Like

I can’t sculpt, can’t climb the scaffold, or twist the wire, or hold the fragile optic with only one hand, on account of my bum left arm and wrist.  But I can type one-handed. Let me take this opportunity to type, one-handed from the studio, beginning with a photo collection I’ve been maintaining for a […]

gave up left hand for lent

Posted on Mar 8, 2014
gave up left hand for lent

In an embarrassing, public, reading-while-walking debacle, I broke my left elbow Thursday morning.  Here’s to a few weeks of one-handed and no-handed art!

optical shadows

Posted on Mar 5, 2014

cast on the studio wall today, 7′ tall

tripod photography of optical experiments

Posted on Feb 26, 2014

Proper tripod camera photography better represents what the eye sees in the room with these optical experiments.  These are one white light source, one transparent glass optic (a West Virginia juice glass and a candle votive acquired by eBay from a London pub), and one white wall.  I know it’s difficult to believe, so please […]