Happy Holidays

Happy holidays ~may you enjoy the ride of the tide engulfed in the wave of love that lasts and excites you the entire year! My wish would be for Peace to be shared and experienced throughout the world ~m

I have been really hoping this month like most of you, but not because of the holiday, but because of a social project that took vast amounts of organizing, reading and getting a small local to join together, and change the intention of a few self indulgent politicians. As a group we did stop an unfair gentrification proposal but we didn’t change the people in power!

December drawings 2017


My Rant for the month: (you can just skip over to the next topic)

december drawings 2017

Appalled by a very horrifying event did take place for one of the residents of Fort Ann NY. The neighbor, who proposed the eradication of the small farms in that town, poisoned and killed 2 prize bulls (at this time unverified, but information is coming from Cornell University).

I have been sick over the events and created a memorial to give to them in hopes of showing my empathy.

Long Horn Bull

I find myself astonished by bad behavior of adults!!!!!

December drawings 2017

Deb Witherell, Deputy Town Supervisor said she exhausted all avenues to get the animals removed.  So she used the towns lawyer to create an ordinance,  using her position on the Town board to try and force everyone, tax payers, residents, into  complying to her wishes.  

She has NOT been fired nor required to pay the costs of creating the ordinance! And the Town Supervisor Richie Moore supported – supports this type of bull. The transcript form this meeting is pathetic and I was told to sit down 2 times during public comment, the board did allow me to speak when everyone left. -Pathetic!

december drawings 2017

next subject- Consciousness research and creative digestion continues- 

The readings:

Panpsychism: https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/panpsychism/

Stream of Consciousness:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stream_of_consciousness_(narrative_mode)

Although these 2 articles are short reads there are many other offshoots to make you think and digest.

december drawings 2017

I do however think it very interesting, that consciousness, questions, ideas, research are very old. And yet I’m finding the subject an extremely exciting source, from which my work is springing forth.

The term “stream of consciousness” was coined by philosopher and psychologist William James in The Principles of Psychology (1890): and in 1918 the novelist May Sinclair (1863–1946) first applied the term stream of consciousness, in a literary context, when discussing Dorothy Richardson’s (1873–1957) novels. -Wikipedia

I’m continuing the projects-

Sculpture as portraiture  and the role of environment as visual conversation.”

Last month I talked about where Object interjects with atmosphere and perception- and how it can be re – viewed, seen or captured.

this has been examined through the sculpture named “Embryo” over the last year months.

When I reviewed the photographs, a new question appeared –

“Is the object or atmosphere the context for personality of the sculpture or object.

and this month I think it grew into:                                                                                                  ………..or are the parts the source of the live perspectives or qualia?”

december drawings 2017


Thank you for our time together have a wonderful holiday! ~m






Crash Stumble and Shoot– Sparks –

And Back at it-

I work on many veins at once, I have always – I guess- I will always.


“~Life is a smorgasbord~”

Artist  mind space through sound. 

 Enter here Click    – Hazmat Modine – Everybody Loves You:                        

In this post I share my binoculars to highlighted what is —-on/ in—-

architectural landscape in word form, sculpture, drawings, notes and photographs.

Looking at consciousness from religion ideology. The sculpture is made from shooting range target with the marks, which spun when hit.  Gear (fundamental reality)

For my friends who care nothing about the theory and words Please JUST LOOK at the PHOTOGRAPHS and enjoy.

Please note I got hit with a computer hacker or virus that took out my 2 computers motherboards. I am regaining footing from the catastrophic event, so this post pictures are not what I like, they lack detail and I will reshoot once I get everything working again. Photoshop my owned copy and my current Nikon program, doesn’t work with the new platform (i7) and I haven’t figure all that out yet! Or should I say: thrown money at it all for the years fix!



My RANT for the month!

– FYI- i7 operating system, again is change for the tech world to hold you hostage and cost large sums of money not only new computer but programs (only 29.99 mth, Plus, Plus, Plus) – Remember this is overhead and to be accounted for in pricing of the work. – for those of you who ask how to price the work.

This all leads to My Advice =====BACK YOUR SHIT UP!!!!! -Off site.

Now let’s get to it-





I am currently in the mist of –

How does matter become consciousness?

Known as Mind Matter Problem.

Most of the work made this month is in reflection of Plato’s 4 traits of consciousness and Deepak Chopra’s lecture ideas: the steps of growth in consciousness and reading around the subjects.



Deepak Chopra: Highest – Showing up, Higher consciousness, Intuition – meaning and relationship taping into deeper intuition of awaking to creative response. Restful awareness, Reactive manipulative = Nice- tantrum Nasty- Stubborn-  Victim.

The following is notes to the work and highlights from the research that has been done over the month-

  1. Consciousness-

the detail is lost in this photograph and will be re-shot

I am looking at this chapter for my work and research, washed up on shore last year when I stated in a paper “objects are vessels for memory.” My former advisor disagreed, which is good because in trying to change his mind, I found- the words that tried to convey consciousness that dangled on a line of intrigue, in my sight. I found a whole world of people thinking in this vein.

I am finding a vast sea of context and information with which has stimulated new ideas and questions.

“The sea is a perfect parable- with all its color, life and tide. The sea has many sub categories and supports many forms just as consciousness does.”

a1. The article (click) – What is consciousness, and could machines have it?

Is a very interesting intersection and extends the questions that surround my use of industrial material in the sculpture work. In the sense that if artificial intelligence (a machine) does not have consciousness can the parts have memory- and once again what is consciousness when it comes to object and form?Object interjects with atmosphere and perception-

The sculpture “Embryo” has traveled in my pack over the last six months through three countries and I have photographed it as if a family member traveling on vacation.

When I reviewed the photographs, a new question appeared –

b1. “Is the object or atmosphere the context for personality of the sculpture?”

Through this you can see the context back to consciousness inquisitions, so it’s all part of the soup.

Some very interesting side notes: the sculpture when photographed in public opened a hole line of discussions with complete strangers that was deep and interesting, stimulating my contemplation (form) of an already complicated subject being Object personality.

“Embryo” I was told on multiple occasion is an accessible form that opens conversation with ease even in Europe and in different language zones.

Sculpture Embryo at Stonehenge England

Sculpture Embryo at Stonehenge England

That exact sentiment is one that seems to stand consistent with my sculpture work.

In the states and studio many people have said the same thing, except with the added note of- even for non-art enthusiast making for good interaction of stop ins at the Ballard Road Art Studio.

  1. Dyslexia

 Is more than a physical attribute.

2. Religion

What roll does religion play in consciousness?

3. Phycology

How phycology puts words and theories around the above.

A few notes here:

In Phenomenology of Perception by Merleau Ponty Page preference xv and xvi.

 I enjoyed: “The philosopher, is a perpetual beginner, which means that he takes for granted nothing that men, learned or otherwise believe they know. It means also that philosophy itself must not take itself for granted, in so far as it may have managed to say something true; that it is ever- renewed experiment in making its own beginning, that it consists wholly in the description of this beginning.

And finally, reflection amounts to consciousness of its own……..”


And I ponder chapter: “The Body as Object and Mechanistic Philosophy.”


  1. Happening

I have written a happening with the intention of performing and filming by now but fire wood for winters warmth and my computer crash diluted focus.

I today found alignment to words of CA Conrad this morning “We need to help one another and it is not always easy to imagine how we can do it.”                                           The statement sings so well with this piece.  https://www.poetryfoundation.org/harriet/2015/06/from-whitman-to-walmart


  1. Show-  “Who’s Your Dada”

Opening 11/15/2017 3:45-4:45 & 5:45-7:00 at:

 the Butzel Gallery- John Sayles School of Fine Art

1445 The Plaza- Schenectady, NY








thank you for visiting…..



Artist TraVel to ENgLanD

To be enlightened has many positive connotations and no negative ones. Therefore, you’d think that more people would pursue it—but they don’t. The first obstacle is the lack of a clear definition. What does it actually mean to be enlightened? The simplest definition, which would clear away a lot of confusion is “waking up.” To become enlightened is to move out of a state of confusion and conflict, anxiety and depression, or simply dull routine—whatever you associate with “being asleep.” –By Deepak Chopra, MD. https://www.deepakchopra.com/blog/article/5886

I have been in intense pursuit of understanding, awareness and enlightenment for as long as I can remember. With that said I think the last year has brought many things into focus and acceptance.

The real Aha—- has been my trip to England.


We three landed in Gatwick, outside of London and drove the Southern coast line. We visited every possible historic site and stayed at old village pubs; for the true feel of old England.

Full English Breakfast

Embryo at full English breakfast.

We woke every morning to a full English Breakfast, that would last the day. The only lengthy stay was three days, in Plymouth where the Mayflower sailed from. 

One of days was filled with my MFA graduation and social events with my class mate and friend JP’s family.

Some points of interest that were visited:

Plymouth University, St. Michael of the Rock, Wild Horses, Sheep, Bulls, Chysauster Ancient Village, Stonehenge, #2 Stonehenge, Dunster Castel, the oldest recorded Jail,

Launceston Castle, Restormel Castle, St. Mawes Castle, Tintagel Castle, London Bridge, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, Windsor Palace, Buckland Abbey,

Sculpture Embryo at Stonehenge

I have been having WAY too much FUN and need more time to digest and create!

Now I’m headed back on the road to a wedding in Tennessee, so this is a quick update  there is fresh art work to come.

As far as creativity is concerned:

I have carried the sculpture Embryo with me everywhere. I use photography as the medium, this alters perception, changing dimensions of space, place and depth-  this significantly changes the metal sculpture process. when I photograph Embryo it is placed for context, message, or as a family member on vacation.  Embryo Exposes- different situations and landscapes now to include England and Germany.

Through this last set of photographs, I noticed a different characteristic of the sculpture, Embryo has further exposed and communicated new to me metaphors and personality.                              I will expand on this line culminating a dialog in the future.

Moving this fast and trying to work has proven challenging. My personal commitment of filling six sketch books, with drawings and plans, a month, has been fulfilled.

But I’m now considering letting this personal requirement GO-!

When I get back to the Ballard Road Art Studio, I would like the opportunity to digest what I have experienced and thought, read my notes and the books that I have collected along the way- even more, I severely miss the studio and building sculpture. There has been a ten- foot by twenty-foot painting in the paint studio, half done, over six months.  And let’s not forget the clients that have commissions waiting in the wings.

Hanging with the Gypsy Wagon Master!


Never mind the life stuff that needs attention or maintaining like:  family, friends, farm and household……..

Awesome! -The Queen as Airport Art

It’s a good thing time is a perception – otherwise one might feel overwhelmed even in writing this-!

There’s so much more to say and show, some of which can be seen on my Facebook page and Instagram, and a small private party is being organized so if you want to be on the list and you who are always in attendance I look forward to catching up (Hugs) !

BUT for now I must say-

Chow’- thanks for visiting and I’ll be back with the next post in fifteen days!

Wishing you good health~ m


Breakthrough the Glass Pane

“You are not a drop in the ocean. You are the entire ocean in a drop.”
― Jalaluddin Rumi

This month for me has been not only exciting but extremely interesting- !

I must report that for the first time in seventeen years I have been

PAIN FREE and loving it!

The back story:

As many of you know I have been a passionate Horse Woman since childhood and maintained a professional, daily riding and event schedule. In 2000 I had a very traumatic accident. This accident was an attempt by a crazy person to take my life. The full story, novel like, long and intricate- I have been told it is very interesting. That story waits for another day’s writing.

259. Evolution of Consciousness: Blue Rise artistic Photograph of metal sculpture.

 This accident left me with the scars of a very poor diagnosis and in continuous physical pain. My walking and functioning in pain without assistance was better than the original diagnosis -ever- offered-!

I continually researched by way of meditating, reading, lectures, etc. in hopes of educating myself into a different way or reality.

This line of activity all stems from my father and through my experience, I can say: formative child rearing with intention of higher consciousness or good, becomes a subconscious reaction in problem solving when that child becomes an adult.


Gnosis, Gap in Sub Atomic Particles, Energy, Reality, Awareness, Consciousness, Mind, Healing, Infinite Possibility, Human Spirit, Soul – were all interests and curiosities that drove my research as an artist, before I became a student pursuing a degree in Masters in Fine Art.

I realize Soul and Spirit are two academic NO NO’s- but I can now say- Get Over It- its all language for format of communication and information exchange! I am not interested in what language is vogue. I am interested in the cosmic horizon of experience and constructs of infinite possibilities and communicating visually. Education is the sharing of information and vogue language detours thought.

Mathematical Equation:

U is = to C

E = mc2


My MFA is complete!

At this time I have gone back into researching human constructs.

If you have been following my personal muse (art work) over a long period of time; you could have seen there’s always been a common denominator of interest – Consciousness. I find the Human, Absolutely Amazing! I also find great interest in when humans come together as a group and support one another; for me this becomes cosmic intervention or the Magic of the Human being and one can witness astonishing changes – Healing. I realize that I’m not saying anything new- but I am experiencing it in my own human way and processing into visual art.  Theses happenings sometimes called divine- have been recorded throughout time, Christ, Buddha, and all the many other prophets and healers, have shared stories and recipes for the Infinite possibilities of human Constructs or Smart Information Flow…..

259. Evolution of Consciousness_oil pastel 1

259. Evolution of Consciousness_oil pastel 1

I believe my healing is the manifestation of all the reading, research, people, information, practices, meditation and exercises I have been perusing and I am in great appreciation for all of it. At this junction the very important pair of books that I have read is Deepak Chopra’s and David Hawkins, as they gave evidence to subliminal understanding which has informed and or confirmed personal insight.


The reason:

I bring all of this up is not only to reference where the new art work stems from, but to Share in an uplifting way – how Endless, as if dark matter- the Possibilities of being Human are, and acknowledge Hope.

*Hope has carried me over the last seventeen years!

259. evolution of consciousness,

Evolution of Consciousness, 108″h x 48″d x variable when side tables are opened. metal sculpture made from re-purposed metals, which have a story all their own.

About the art:


No. 259 Evaluation of Consciousness 

The sculpture Evaluation of Consciousness or reference number 259, is made from select repurposed material, referencing a pursuit of innate human knowledge or higher self. I have been in the search for understanding and digestion of these systems and ideas sometimes called Gnosticism. The sculpture Evaluation of Consciousness is primarily interested in connecting higher consciousness with material to reference The study and pursuit of inner human consciousness or knowledge. For me it is difficult to communicate in words, but I think currently well done by Dr. Deepack Chopra. He seems to cover all the bases including science and philosophy with a beautiful cadence of ease.

The sculpture is made with a solid sphere on a centered post with small plates as if levels:

The description of a sphere is a round solid figure, or its surface, with every point on its surface equidistant from its center. Or an area of activity, interest, or expertise; a section of society or an aspect of life distinguished and unified by a particular characteristic. IE: being human om pursuit of knowledge to become expanded.

The sphere is encapsulated with a shroud:

Shroud Definition:

1.a length of cloth or an enveloping garment in which a dead person is wrapped for burial. synonyms: winding sheet.

historical cerements “the shroud of Turin”

2.a thing that envelops or obscures something.

“a shroud of mist” synonyms:       covering, cover, cloak, mantle, blanket, layer, cloud, veil “a shroud of mist”       

Verb- 1. wrap or dress (a body) in a shroud for burial.

  1. cover or envelop so as to conceal from view.

Synonyms: cover, envelop, veil, cloak, blanket, screen, conceal, hide, mask, obscure;

literary enshroud.

The lines and shape of the shroud gives place to the rise of awareness, as if rungs of a ladder for one to travel- to, or from- ascension. It also contains, the complications or resistance to spiritual knowledge.

The box is common societal expectations that I placed on its corner spilling opening to offer opportunity for the experience of reaching to new personal heights.

Which sits on a typewriter desk from a man named Bob Roney who owned a bait shop in Albany NY. Roney was a World War Two- Veteran, who served with General Patten, and kept this desk as a keep sake which now serves as visual reference to growth and change across the table of communication.

The table also serves as formal structure (which is a word pay).


I finished the sculpture and photographed, I got to talk about the ideas and enjoy the freedom feeling of motorcycle riding around rain storms. Following a long meditation group session, we headed out on a ride back from Manchester Vermont over Rt.30 into Granville NY. On the flats before town, the Black clouds split open the downpour stopped to the ray of light- a gigantic electric rainbow appeared  in a minute – the second rainbow showed up. Blazing with color, i could  could see both beginning and end, touch the ground. 

The rainbows carry much folk lore and I like to think of the event as a sign, so I worked up a few photographic combinations of things that visually contain my commentary of thought. 


I leave for England and will be away until October so if you need something please contact my office and they will get word to me or you can write to me through the contact form of this web site. 

I am extending my Gratitude and THANK YOU ~ goes out to All! 

For moments of sharing kindness, compassion & stimulating conversations / debates!

I acknowledge even you- who have tortured me, as this has insisted; I look inside myself and stand firmly on my beliefs- releasing negative and reach around to kindness, compassion and healing! ~ 

The fragrance the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it.                               —Twain or an asylum inmate this is still up as internet debate.

The readings completed for the month’s reference are as follows:

Carl Jung, Laws of Consciousness

Chinese Laws of Creativity

David Hawkins, Letting go- the Path to Surrender. And Healing and Recovery.

Deepak Chopra, You are the Universe; Discovering your Cosmic Self and Why it Matters.


Word play for this month’s title –

Glass- a hard, brittle substance, typically transparent or translucent, made by fusing sand with soda, lime, and sometimes other ingredients and cooling rapidly. It is used to make windows, drinking containers, and other articles.

Pane as in PAIN

Break as in Breakthrough – move- change- catastrophe- events that demand change,  

I wish you all well and Thank you for following an artist’s crazy life adventure!

until we meet again ~mV








Joy takes FORM- Berlin Germany – Dialog / Show

  -Happening – Space Sculpture and Artist Dialog –

Display: Ufer Studio, Berlin Germany Space #2                             

Artist Party Afterwards: LOBE Schererstr. 7 11347 Berlin Germany

This is the presentation of my research project called:

“The Geometry of Joy”

In this blog post you can see the alchemist exchange, by way of words and photographs but you can not experience the embodiment of Joy the work offers. Although you may have come to the soft opening in Texas- if so thank you i appreciated the opportunities that have come from that.   

The Exchange- Enter the door and receive – Happening: the directives have been shortened to five movements because of time and space. Handout is As Follows- 

This sets the Joyful Geometry ground: Laundry, Labor, Action, Accumulation, Memory, Connection, Family, Spirit. The movements work to reflect self and mind as position to self – within.

The Happening is within a physically immersive environment of space-ual sculpture using extended materials, implying pushed context, THROUGH- education and displacement.   

I digest ideas and information through a daily practice of drawing in oil pastels. I have saved the small rectangular cloths called Towelettes, that were used in the cleaning of my hands from the inquisition and outcome of “The Geometry of Joy”. The irony of the word Towelettes is a systemic play on words which became the works name-

“To We Let Es”

A multi sensorial space work with many representations of –

“The Geometry of Joy” 

Actual installation pictures-

no. 318. TO WE LET ES_Final display 2

These Towelettes hold the memory of my exploring and experiencing what has come to be my belief of what JOY is, and how the Geometry exists as Joys equation. The Towelettes record the shape, color and form change, that is the visual metaphor Joy empowers, into a wide range of emotion and life experience, that is not always positive. The line which the Towelettes hang is pure cotton and will change over time creating the tension that exists in life and offering the live structure intersection that Joy is. When the work is hung outside the air moves the towelettes creating changing inconsistent kinetic energy movements where one is allowed to see Joys live interactions as if relationships in action.

The ladder (‘Scala Libera’) which one side of the line is connected to, is a wink at Joseph Beuys and the other side a metal Form, tickles ideas of David Smith. Leading you- the onlooker, to soar the open sky of the never ending expansiveness that three letters offers – Joy –

Joy Is a Geometry of Live scenarios and experiences.

When drawing with oil pastel there are small brightly colored chips or pieces, being the residue, left on the page, which I have likened to Joys effect. Again over two years I have collected chips and created the empowering memory sculpture piece called-    “ODE to JOY”.

The rest of the information is organized into the Book.

Here are two excerpts of the book that I like-

I have always wanted to create a set of Books and took this as the prompt to document this project’s vast scope of processes and research that I have done. So I  made three other books.

One which is a drawing study of the three letters of JOY, created over a daily drawing ritual of two months, thirty of the favorites were chosen and organized into the book called- “Joy Scape”



Next Book is a photo essay and study of light and expression stemming from the sculpture I made of reclaimed metal called “EMBRO”, which looks at erotic JOY.

The last one “The Geometry of Joy” – HAHAHA who would have thought!

Thank you for following  my work and especially for all of you who are involved in whatever way. -Its Been an interesting Journey!







Tentacle of Art for July

  •  a slender flexible limb or appendage in an animal, especially around the mouth of an invertebrate, used for grasping, moving about, or bearing sense organs.
  • (in a plant) a tendril or a sensitive glandular hair.
  • something resembling a tentacle in shape or flexibility.
    “trailing tentacles of vapor”

1: Google 

Hello- I’m excited to see you all-!

I am currently looking at relational and how it forms or informs and reading              Merleau – Ponty, Phenomenology of perception.

Relational oil drawing


Advisers Please click links for Back Ground information on each subject:


“Performing the archive” workshop with Angeliki Avgitidou

To see supporting documentation Please click the link above.

This photograph is the open to “Indian as Archive”.

A depiction of objects organized that becomes alimentary to artist archive.

This photograph stands as my artistic representation of understanding, as I show historical parts organized, documented with the critical information via tags, and displayed on a holder.

The viewer can obtain a written hand out, from the display that lists the piece, via part number, cross referencing all pertinent information such as: date, manufacture, contact and application. 

This hand out is not represented in a narrative but does contain the element of time due to the subject matter and relevance.

The integral small parts belong to antique Indian Motorcycles and are never really noticed, because they support the actual overall motorcycle function many times not visible unless one is building an Indian motorcycle. This exposes some intricate hidden levels behind an American passion of riding motorcycles and supports a new awareness in industrial production of making for function to the viewer.

Indian is an American brand of motorcycles originally produced from 1901 to 1953 in Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. Hendee Manufacturing Company initially produced the motorcycles, but the name was changed to the Indian Motorcycle Manufacturing Company in 1928. (1)

I have photographed the display board intentionally with the sky, fence, walls, grass and parking lot as the background metaphors.

 In processing the photograph, I intentionally took artistic liberty to alter the background implying historical difficulties the Indian motorcycle company endured and the unseen territories of perception, creating a currency of technology into the current world.

This is also a cross road for me to be able to expand the project into American Indians Artifacts.

  1. http://www.indianmotorcycle.com/en-us/history


“Dis/placement and art” workshop with Elena Marchevska

to review background information Please click the above link.

Video art work was created with the course reading in mind-




“Broken Grammar”


William Burrough-

Cut up process using William Burroughs technique.

The work shown above is where I chose 3 random pages from December 1957 Life Magazine. I chose to rip the sentences out for the shapes and not read the pages as instructed by Burroughs in a YouTube interview he gave. I greatly enjoyed the feel of the texture of the paper and the way in which it ripped.

Ironic- one of Ripped definitions is “under the influence of alcohol or illegal drugs”. MerriamWebster, dictionary. Burroughs is iconic for his open dialog in being ripped.

Number 4

Please click the link for supporting documentation- 

“Artistic Research in the Era of Globalization” workshop with Danny Butt

I have been combining research into sculpture using history with recycled materials for over a two decades. Globalization became an awareness  for me through the tragedy of 911- New York City. I created 2 large public sculptures that speak around that event,  political agendas and the human fraction.

For reading diary please click the link- Thank you!

#4 –“Artistic Research in the Era of Globalization” workshop with Danny Butt.

Metal sculpture, In response to 911 /Twin Towers.

Detail of IN
In response to 911 /Twin Towers.

In response to 911 /Twin Towers.

74. Industrial Nation

9-11 Tear - jewelry Made from actual 911 pcs.

“World Change” 9-11 – Jewelry made from actual Twin Towers fragments.

9-11 Tear - jewelry Made from actual 911 pcs.

9-11 Tear – jewelry Made from actual 911 pcs.

Metal from The Twin Towers, World Trade Center

Twin Towers metal made into sculpture

Twin Towers metal made into sculpture

Research is my fav – it never ends and stimulates onto so many paths!

Thanks for stopping by – see you next month from Berlin Germany!