Moonlight is Sculpture

September 25th, 2009
Moonlight is Sculpture

Nathanial Hawthorne A sculpture is just a painting cut out and stood up somewhere –Frank Stella Good painting is the kind that looks like sculpture.– Michelangelo Moonlight is sculpture. -Nathanial Hawthorne. What a thrilling series of quotations!I've been working on a series of small, clay wall sculptures that I'm sure Hawthorne would disapprove of! It […]

Raven: Trickster, Creator, Duet partner, Reminder

June 14th, 2009

Painting on the patio in my pjs Ravens awake me here. They nest in the spruce above the house. All day long the young one calls to his parents reminding them he's there and hungry. Reminding me to be attentive to my work. Apparently the first bird that Noah released from the ark was a […]

Raven: Trickster, Creator, Duet partner, Reminder

June 14th, 2009
Raven: Trickster, Creator, Duet partner, Reminder

Painting on the patio in my pjs Ravens awake me here. They nest in the spruce above the house. All day long the young one calls to his parents reminding them he's there and hungry. Reminding me to be attentive to my work. Apparently the first bird that Noah released from the ark was a […]

Photographing the photographers: Tad and Louis

January 13th, 2009
Photographing the photographers: Tad and Louis

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment, which goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going. Tennesee Williams Tad Merrick during the photographic process Which is why documenting the event is ever so important for an artist. As artists, our heart, soul and energy are poured into the creative process. […]

Photographing the photographers: Tad and Louis

January 13th, 2009

Life is all memory, except for the one present moment, which goes by you so quick you hardly catch it going. Tennesee Williams Tad Merrick during the photographic process Which is why documenting the event is ever so important for an artist. As artists, our heart, soul and energy are poured into the creative process. […]

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, […]

Finally

December 12th, 2008
Finally

"Moonrise I" clay drawing Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.-Henri Frederic Amiel The light is literal, and metaphorical. We can wait for moments or eons. It has been quite an intense journey/labor of love getting the work to this point, but for some […]

Finally

December 12th, 2008

"Moonrise I" clay drawing Work while you have the light. You are responsible for the talent that has been entrusted to you.-Henri Frederic Amiel The light is literal, and metaphorical. We can wait for moments or eons. It has been quite an intense journey/labor of love getting the work to this point, but for some […]

Drum of Fire

October 13th, 2008
Drum of Fire

Drum of Fire by Liza Myers “Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame.” Henry David Thoreau This piece is dedicated to two drummers: Jim Germond and Baba Olatunji. The precision and energy that they manifest is astonishing and energizing. This piece is so muscular. I feel stronger just looking at […]

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 […]