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Museo Anahuacalli


On my last trip to Mexico City, I went back to one of my favorite museums, the massive collection of pre-Hispanic sculpture by Diego Rivera at the Anahuacalli. Rivera built the museum himself to display part of his collection of 50,000 pieces. The museum was dedicated in 1964 and has 3 floors. The stone is all volcanic rock from the nearby mountains. The view from the top is a 360-degree view of Ciudad de Mexico’s sprawl. Inside are some of the most remarkable pieces I’ve seen – a step above the famous Museo Anthropologia in quality of style and condition. And that’s saying alot because the Anthropologia is breathtakingly stunning (more on that in another post). The Anahuacalli is simply amazing. Here are just a few of the 100s of pieces Diego chose to display.

Paris ceramics museum

Sèvres, Cité de la céramique was an impressive collection of ceramics from prehistory to present day. The museum is on the way to Versailles and we did both in the same day. Nobody at this museum, however, on a chilly day after Christmas. The museum is part of a complex that includes an old ceramics factory. If you love ceramics like I do, be sure to see it if you are ever in Paris!

Paris opera ballet tour

Our second day in Paris – took a tour of the Palais Garnier, after a fantastic performance of La Source last night by the Paris Opera Ballet. Chagall’s famous painting in the dome of the theatre. The art everywhere was stunning. I started my career as a professional ballet dancer, cut short by an injury. But I remain devoted to ballet. My art is defined by movement and form – heavily influenced by dance.

getting ready for holidays

The holidays are starting! Here are two reindeer families I just completed. I want us to enjoy them this year – but they will be available for purchase in 2015. Let me know if you’re interested.

getting back to some favorites

I did a series of vessels like the one on the left when I took a class at the Corcoran a few years back. Sold all of them! Now I need to make more.

chain saw sculpture


Wow – saw this guy making these with a chain saw in central Vermont this weekend.

keeping up with my sculpture


I’m not teaching ceramics right now, so I have to do what I can to keep up with my spirits. This one is about 20″ tall.

hanging the paintings

Here they are!

paintings for Cardozo

I was asked to create something that reflects the multicultural diversity of Cardozo EC here in DC – the school I’m starting to teach at next week.

I came up with this tryptych of kids from all backgrounds, set in front of a cityscape.It’s based (loosely) on photographs of students in the school’s summer international academy. Each canvas is 48″h x 48″w. It’s going outside the library/media center. I’m excited! I hope people like it.

Maui is always inspirational

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In the early 2000s, we spent many summers in Hawaii. If you look elsewhere on the site, you’ll see some of the dozens of paintings I did that were inspired by the awesomeness of Maui. Here we are today at the top of Haleakala, at 10,000 feet. It really does take your breath away in more ways than one.