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Happy Holidays
14th December 2017 - 0 comments
A haiku that I wrote for the new year:
This year and always
May joy and peace fill your life -
Light over darkness.

I have a couple of 12" x 12" prints on aluminum for sale. One (see photo below) at the Chroma Gallery in Santa Rosa, and one at the Sebastopol Center for the Arts.

Always available
14th November 2017 - 0 comments
Even though the official Open Studio weekends are over, I am available to show my art via appointments. Please use my Contact page to get a hold of me. I love showing my art!
Dates changed for Open Studio
12th October 2017 - 0 comments
Due to the awful fires in northern California, the Sonoma County Art Trails event will now be pushed back. New dates are October 21-22 & October 28-29. As several artists in the program have lost everything, I want to provide a way for folks to contribute to a local fund that can help them.
Hopefully, art (from the heart) can help our community heal.

Open Studio Oct 14-15 & 21-22
17th September 2017 - 0 comments
My studio is open via the Sonoma County Art Trails the weekends of October 14-15 and 21-22, from 10 am to 5 pm. See http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/ for the catalog; I am #84 on the map. Come see my photo-art printed on aluminum AND some of my recent paintings. There will be a free drawing for a door prize!
Pictured here is a detail of a photo-art piece called "Piles of edges", printed on aluminum.

SONOMA COUNTY ART TRAILS 2017
09th September 2017 - 0 comments
I will be participating in this year's Sonoma County Art Trails, October 14-15 and 21-22 weekends, 10 am to 5 pm. This is a high quality Open Studio event! See info at http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/
I will have my photo-art printed on aluminum; at very reasonable prices. Since these pieces are prints, I can keep the cost down.
This piece is created from macro photos of ink drawings on paper. Because they are close-up photos, you can see the ink and paper magnified.

New direction in photo-art
21st July 2017 - 0 comments
After years of experimenting, learning and producing numerous portfolios of digital photo-art, I have come to a new beginning. Using photos of scraps of my art done on paper, I have discovered an exciting format for many future works. This first one features close-up photos of ink drawings done on paper. When blown up to at least 24" x 36", the print on aluminum is quite riveting.

Infinity and inspiration from nature
04th June 2017 - 0 comments
One of my questions: how to portray at least a small sense of infinity in my photo-art pieces? In "Infinite inspiration from nature", I discovered one possibility. As if in a set of mirrors, part of the image is repeated in all corners. The imagination can take it further.
In the center, is a group of seed pods that fell from some kind of tree. Nature's forms are always fascinating and amaze the viewer with its never-ending variety. This whole piece is yet another ode to the natural world, in both its small and large complexities.

Experimenting
14th March 2017 - 0 comments
Consistency is only valuable in terms of an artist's commitment to an honest and open process; one that includes experimenting and learning new things.
Here are two of new pieces which were very much experiments. One is titled "Nocturnal visitors", the other is titled "In nature's temple".



Camouflage complexity
04th March 2017 - 0 comments
As evidenced in nature, camouflage can trick the eye and make it hard to see what is right in front of the viewer. In this new photo-art piece, a small curled object is smack dab in the center; but hardly noticeable. There are photos of mud, grass, and drawings all superimposed on one another in varying degrees of transparency on most of the artwork. There was a certain delight in creating the camouflage; as the original forms take on different colors and different shades of light and dark. The lower piece shows a close up the center.


New photo-art piece at Marin MOCA
07th February 2017 - 0 comments
A new piece, titled "Goat Rock Haiku", is currently showing at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art in the "Hidden" exhibition. This piece was given an Honorable Mention in the show, which is up until February 19. See https://www.marinmoca.org/See/CurrentExhibitions.aspx.
The haiku reads:

So much is hiding
underfoot at Goat Rock Beach-
endless worlds await.

New year/new art
02nd January 2017 - 0 comments
What better way to start 2017 than by creating new art? This new mandala features a photo taken while at Goat Rock Beach. Here is my haiku that goes with it:
So much is hidden
underfoot at Goat Rock Beach-
endless worlds await.

Winter venues
13th December 2016 - 0 comments
I have some art at these two galleries:
Sebastopol Center for the Arts through December 31, 2016
Occidental Center for the Arts through January 15, 2017

This is the piece at Occidental, titled "Windfall Symmetry". It is 12" x 15", printed on aluminum.

Fall National Juried Show at Marin MOCA
08th November 2016 - 0 comments
One of my new pieces, "Three versions of the same story", was chosen to be in a national exhibit at Marin Museum of Contemporary Art. The show was juried by Susan Snyder of San Francisco; only 51 out of 492 artists were chosen. See https://www.marinmoca.org/See/CurrentExhibitions.aspx for details on the show.
My piece is a triptych; three panels printed on aluminum. The set of prints all use the same basic imagery; each telling its own "version" of an imaginary tale. The exhibit runs through December 4, 2016. The triptych is shown here in a horizontal configuration; in the show it is hung vertically. As with many of my pieces, there are numerous ways to present them.

Last weekend of Art Trails 2016
14th October 2016 - 0 comments
October 15 & 16 are the last days of this year's Sonoma County Art Trails. My studio is open from 10 to 5 on both of these days; come see my photo art printed on aluminum! I am #9 in the catalog at http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/.
Instagram #fusekjane.

Preview of Art Trails
16th September 2016 - 1 comment
My Open Studio is soon; October 8-9 and 15-16, from 10 to 5. This is all part of the Sonoma County Art Trails. I am artist #9. The catalog can be viewed at http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/. The Sebastopol Center for the Arts will host a preview exhibit featuring a piece of each participating artist’s work. The Opening Reception is Friday, September 23, 6-8 pm.
Here is one of my latest digital photo-art pieces, printed on aluminum. It is called Golden Synergy, and is derived from an original collage of mine that incorporated fabric, rice paper and ink drawing.

Art Trails coming this fall
22nd August 2016 - 0 comments
October 8-9 and 15-16 are the open studio dates this fall in Sonoma County Art Trails program. Come see my art up close and personal. The catalogue for the the event is at http://sonomacountyarttrails.org/. This sample is called "Inescapable", a mandala type of digital photo-art that was created from a photo of some roadside shrubs; illuminating the beauty of inter-connectedness.

What is black and white?
20th July 2016 - 0 comments
Just posted a new piece, with some comments that can relate to our perceptions of black and white; an especially germane topic these troubled days.
Some of my thoughts on the piece: That which is black and that which is white change places. Subtle variations on black and white abound; it is not so clear cut. Shared features. Some differences. Together: a strong statement.

Drama in drawing
13th July 2016 - 0 comments
The advantage of digital photo processing: a photo of a relatively quiet drawing done in ink on yellow rice paper has now been re-invented as if drawn with firelight. This adds drama and some mystery.

Art Trails in October, 2016
20th June 2016 - 0 comments
Save the dates: October 8-9 and 15-16, 2016 for the opportunity visit me and other Sonoma County artists in the annual Fall Open Studio Tour. Details later.
Into the unknown
19th June 2016 - 0 comments
So many thoughts of what happens after death, now that a friend has suddenly died. We can only imagine what that is all about. Most of all, I return to the concept of no boundaries; of the limitless unknown. An expansive thought that re-frames the idea of death being a clear-cut ending.
This new piece is called "Sailing into the unknown where there are no boundaries".