Hand tiles, phrase tiles, memory tiles.

January 11th, 2009
Hand tiles, phrase tiles, memory tiles.

Creating a Handcast Many hands I have been working SO INTENSELY on this project… An elaborate grant proposal that I almost got. I was one of three finalists in the state, but not the final one. Darn! What I pitched was an installation of tile, each one created from casts of the hands of townspeople. […]

The Constancy of Change

December 29th, 2008
The Constancy of Change

Some of the family visits the show at Gallery•in•the•Field It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change.        -Charles Darwin. The planet spins, wheels turn on the highway and the calendar page flutters, hovering on the brink a new year. Change is constant, […]

Home Stretch to the opening

November 23rd, 2008

Loading two pieces into the kiln. Loving this new work. It has been a grueling grind preparing for this show. Teaching way too much, sleeping not enough. My hands are sandpaper from clay and paint, but it is energizing to watch the pieces grow, take them out of the kiln and bring them to life […]

Cosmology: Thunderbolt of the Gods.

October 6th, 2008
Cosmology: Thunderbolt of the Gods.

Recycled mud  Trying to find a good quotation on "work"… none seem relevant to the gooey grunt work process of recycling clay… Turning mud into art is a lengthy and laborious process. Watched Thunderbolt of the Gods tonight while wedging clay and adding coils to the new sculpture. I need to watch it again and […]

Cosmology: Thunderbolt of the Gods.

October 6th, 2008

Recycled mud  Trying to find a good quotation on "work"… none seem relevant to the gooey grunt work process of recycling clay… Turning mud into art is a lengthy and laborious process. Watched Thunderbolt of the Gods tonight while wedging clay and adding coils to the new sculpture. I need to watch it again and […]