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January 2022

Truth, lies, misinformation, communication, belief, denial, fear.

Images flood my sleeping and waking mind. Humans gesture, reach out, push away, cover eyes, ears or mouths. At times we react through our fear. Can we learn to listen, embrace, protect and honor one another?

I am painting and making sculpture. It is my way of witnessing this fraught time and processing my roller coaster emotions. I strive to be present, release, accept and see the beauty of each moment.

New Years 2022

First, some recent banners done by the Artists’ Rapid Response Team! All issues that precede us into 2022.

Most important issue, clearing a path for democracy. We can all help to make our voices heard to pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act and the Freedom to Vote Act, NOW!

Family Tree Sculptures Where They Belong

Nora Tryon, Family Tree Series, Air, acrylic on stretched canvas over branch frame.

Branch sculptures are finally at home. Coated with weather proofing they are living outside. We will see how they respond. It is a joy to live with them in the environment.

The photo on the right shows my branch piece alongside artist Tim Dowling’s metal seaweed sculpture.

Tower of Inequality

The Tower of Inequality idea was germinating for a long time. I had done numerous drawings, attempted a few paintings and was not satisfied with my efforts to display the fundamental imbalance that prevails in the United States.

Power is held by a few and overshadows the rest. The Horatio Alger story is a cruel and useful fable for the elite. Life is painfully different for most Americans. This disturbing reality haunts me. It is something I need to acknowledge personally, and I feel America needs to address.

When it dawned on me that the idea was best realized in 3 dimensions, the piece came together.

It recently was displayed at The Harlow Gallery in their annual juried show in Hallowell, Maine.

Portland Work on view

ARRT! installation currently on view at the Portland Museum of Art

Above is a picture of 15 of the 50 or more yard signs we created during 2020. They were displayed all over Maine and are now viewable in the PMA’s exhibit Untitled, 2020 Art from a ________ Time. The show will be up through May and the museum is open to the public.