A Brief Report from Indian Market 2015 Santa Fe

August 27th, 2015
A Brief Report from Indian Market 2015 Santa Fe

With beauty before me I walk With beauty behind me I walk With beauty above me I walk With beauty around me I walk -Navajo Blessing Way Ceremony. These are the closing lines from the Navajo Blessing Way Ceremony. As I walked through the streets of Santa Fe, looking at so much beauty, so much […]

Petroglyph Elves

December 25th, 2014
Petroglyph Elves

The holidays were just around the corner. Yikes! What to do for my far flung family and nieces and nephews? I turned to the petroglyph elves. Problem solved! I decided I’d have some fun with little notebooks this year. I started with sturdy little pocket sized notebooks. These aren’t moleskine but they are well made. […]

Petroglyphs and Jackrabbits.

April 13th, 2012
Petroglyphs and Jackrabbits.

“What is a country without rabbits and partridges? – Henry David Thoreau Thoreau retreated into nature. My retreat here at the Wurlitzer Foundation is much more comfortable than Thoreau’s cabin on Walden Pond. But the time is almost over.  It has been a very productive experience in  many ways. An unanticipated aspect is that I […]

What Endures?

December 29th, 2011
What Endures?

Let others praise ancient times; I am glad I was born in these. -Ovid, born 43 BCE And yet, there is something powerful to be found in longevity.  Ovid’s words speak to us from Rome  more than 2000 years ago. For many, the language he spoke is now an obsolete exercise, valiantly kept alive by […]

Floating Artists

October 18th, 2011
Floating Artists

Not all who wander are  lost.  –Tolkein I have been wandering. Not alone, but with a group of students from Castleton State College. We’ve been all over the southwestern US. Studying art and anthropology, we are finding both in abundance. The markings left by ancient people resonate with their ancestral traditions. Art is what we […]

The National Mall of Curiosities

July 22nd, 2011

The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction, in the life of a nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose…and is a test of the quality of a nation’s civilization. -John Fitzgerald Kennedy I took a day away from my studio in the Torpedo Factory Art Center […]