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, […]

BigTown Gallery- Rosamond Purcell

October 21st, 2008
BigTown Gallery- Rosamond Purcell

Anni MacKay, BigTown Gallery “I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” Maya Angelou Perhaps that's why entering the warm and intimate space of the BigTown Gallery in Rochester, Vermont felt so much like coming home. There was art everywhere that touched some sort of primordial connection within […]

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 […]

The artful in the world around us.

September 26th, 2008

CSCtreecleft My art is an attempt to reach beyond the surface appearance. I want to see growth in wood, time in stone, nature in a city… – Andy Goldworthy For the past three weeks my Castleton State College Intro to studio class has been working on projects inspired by Andy Goldsworthy. There is so much […]

Perseverance!

September 7th, 2008
Perseverance!

 People of mediocre ability sometimes achieve outstanding success because they don't know when to quit. George E. Allen This quote made me laugh outloud. It's not self denigration, just humor.I'm actually quite excited. I just FINALLY finished the coral reef image that is the introductory page for the children's book that Cynthia and I are […]

My strongest weakness.

May 28th, 2008

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all of your heart to give yourself to it."                                                             – Buddha “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, Refuge III: Heat one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” […]

My strongest weakness.

May 28th, 2008
My strongest weakness.

"Your work is to discover your work and then with all of your heart to give yourself to it."                                                             – Buddha “By prevailing over all obstacles and distractions, Refuge III: Heat one may unfailingly arrive at his chosen goal or destination.” […]

A Gift of Time and Place: Farrera

May 28th, 2008

Remember, the great adversity of art or anything else is a hurried life. James Waller I am ever-so-lucky to have the good fortune of being in a serene studio. Traveling to this distant land has opened up so much for me… The connection and contrast between  continents and culture is once again more clarified. For […]

Studio time

May 22nd, 2008
Studio time

Rocky outcrop strewn with spring. "It is natural for man to indulge in the illusion of hope." – Patrick Henry And we know what happened to him. He lives forever in the minds of thoughtful citizens as one man who gave everything for his belief. Passion, focus and sacrifice. I am perennially hopeful. Not much […]