Monday, May 31, 2021

End of May...

 Greetings- Have not posted for a while- I have still been making art but have also been dealing with some health issues.  My left knee is messed up- I think I hurt it doing lunges exercising. Had xrays and no tears we seen so did physical therapy for 3 week and it still hurts  once in a while...facing the fact that is more than likely is osteoarthritis. I am also looking at some surgery in early June- hernia repair.

I am working on a continuation of a series I started back in 2016- the last show I had in Minnesota before we moved had a series in it that I called messengers- I found some old like 1902  1904 convict photographs- these people were from North Shields England. They held a chalkboard with their crime written on it- shaming photographs- I was so taken with their expressions I just had to do something with them. I cut out the chalk board but left the frame- I made dioramas for the frames. So here is my progress so far. I altered the photographs and printed them out and glued them to 2 ply matboard. I cut them out- and then I made the boxes for the dioramas- The backgrounds for these will be monoprints.

These will be in 9 inch shadow box frames.

Boxes for the dioramas.


  1. I remember when we got these prisoner photos. The are really great, Terry.
    Hope you knee improves, PT is sometime difficult?

    1. Yes I remember you altered some of them for your blog- PT was ok- mostly stretches.

  2. I have seen many of your shadow box type pieces and they are just marvelous. These will be, too. Take care of yourself. :-)

  3. Be careful exercising. The old joints just are not what they used to be.......hugs

  4. Hope you're feeling able to move without the ouch factor. Aging offers quite the cornucopia of surprises. Oy. Love the shadow boxes and looking forward to seeing them evolve. I, too, have been on a shadowbox/assemblage binge lately. Mine, of course, are smaller because I love small scale. Hope in-person connection can happen before 2022 shows up!