Texture of Invisible

Texture of Invisible I am absolutely thrilled that one of my pieces, Texture of Invisible, is now in the home of a happy customer, Phil, in Minnesota.

Dear Barb,

Voila! It arrived this morning, just as I was finishing my run. And does it ever look gorgeous above the bed in the main bedroom. Wow. Perfect. We love it.  The colors, the shapes, the sense of the organic, the oceanic and geographic, the biological.  A very evocative piece of work. Something both primal and sophisticated. We just stood and stared at it a long time after hanging it. The structure is fascinating--like some deep image of the human  bloodstream, or, hey, the texture of the invisible! We're going to be parading all of our guests in front of it and saying, "Get a good look at this."

Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

Looking forward to living with your artwork,


Texture of Invisible is one of my "early years" pieces and has been a favorite of mine for a long, long time. It's why I had it framed for my first art show last December. So when Phil contacted me about purchasing an existing piece or possibly commissioning one, and we had a discussion about what pieces of mine he was drawn to and why (design, style, colors, etc.), I knew Texture of Invisible had to be one of the dozen or so pieces I showed to him and his partner.

There's a small part of me that is sad to let the piece go. I know it's in a good home with people who appreciate it. And that's sort of the point of me wanting to become an artist--to share my creations. But this piece was extra special, one from a particular studio session that made me decide to "go for it" and take up marbling full time. I have one more piece from that session that I've framed and I've decided to keep it. It's a lovely reminder of the moment when everything changed.

In the mean time, I made this month's new banner out of a section of Texture of Invisible...just so I can hang on to it a little bit longer.