Thursday, March 30, 2017

Washington Avenue Diversity Mural

The multicultural garden is complete! After a little cleaning up and some better lighting, Ill post a better photo. This one was snapped with my i phone seconds after the grouting was completed. I had to run out the door to give a presentation on my mural making and wanted to include this mural.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Selected Work Through The Years

 Here is a variety of personal work from the past 5 years. All of the work is part of an ongoing series entitled "Nature and geometry". The vase at the bottom was made in the 1980's!

"White Lillies"

                                                                     "West Wind"

                                                            " Van Gogh's Wheatfield "

Friday, February 10, 2017

Washington Street mural progress

Finally I had the chance to place all the panels together to see the progress. I see we still have much to do!

Sunday, January 29, 2017

The Mosaic at Washington St Elementary Continues.

Students continue their work on the "Diversity Garden". Fourth and fifth grade students learned how to cut and glue tile. Third grade students learned how to glaze. They are glazing tiles made by the faculty that will be used as a border around the mosaic.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Washington Ave Elementary School Pleasantville NJ

I have the great pleasure to be working with art teacher Tara Bach and the students at Washington St Elementary on a new A.I.E. mosaic. The theme is "A Multicultural Garden". Pleasantville is just outside Atlantic City NJ. The residents hail from all over the world, particularly South America.The mural we will be creating depicts state flowers from all the countries represented in the participating students. Here are a few photos of the students working first on paper, then using broken tile that was generously donated to the school. All work is being created in the classrooms as Tara is on a cart. The mosaic will be made on 12 X 12 wedi boards for easy moving throughout the building.


Friday, September 23, 2016

Joseph Tiberino, friend and mentor.

My dear friend and mentor Joseph Tiberino passed away in March 2016. Joe and his wife Ellen, shared the love of creating art and life with all those who came in contact with them.  Joe was an inspiration to my family, and his childern remain my closest of friends. Many years ago, Joe asked me to make a funeral urn for him. He wanted his face on the outside so I cast him in plaster. What a time I had removing that cast due to all his facial hair! I created his urn and kept his cast for many years before it finally came into use. This past summer, Danny Simmons opened a new cultural art center in Philadelphia called Rush Philanthropic Arts. The first show in his new gallery was dedicated to Joe Tiberino, the "Joe Show"! Here are the casts I created for the show. Rest in Peace my friend.

Smoky Joe

Green Man Joe

Joe Van Gogh

Camdens Pride

After waiting most of the summer for cooler weather to arrive, I finally had to to finish grouting. The day was HOT but the poles got finished. This was my first experience working with the brightly colored grout. I really like the way it works on the totems. Thanks to Appel Farm for funding this project. I really enjoyed working in the garden. It is a little spot of beauty within the city of Camden.