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Saturday, May 9, 2015

More in the studio...

 

 

This piece is a mix of drawing and casting that is a different way of working for me in that I am casting metal in relief and putting it on the wall- literally holding the drawings up. I am excited about the scale of this piece, the materials, the outcome is vivid and clear, heavy and light.



Friday, April 17, 2015

Snowy day…..

I come on and say- so much is going on that I let that stuff stop me from doing what I really want to do- which is communicate to others.  I do that but instead of through my work- I end up on email, the phone  or even worse- texting!
Well now we are socked in weather wise and I get t enjoy my amazing studio even but for an hour!
This is when it is good to be a maker of seeds as I always get to concentrate on objects that need sun and warmth versus what I sometimes see outside of our window- but Im not complaining!  We were due this weather and it is perfect for snowballs!  Thick, wet, and full of moisture to allow me more seeds to work from when its over!  



  
I am starting a new batch of work finally after struggling with the South High project and no word as to its progress- gotta love the government!!  My focus is now on projects I can repeat and create quickly as to gain some instant  gratification.  This is fun because it tells me how good my skills are as to how much less time it takes for me to render something.
 


My students say I make things look easy- but I say after over 20 years I better make it look easy from mere practice!! 





Thursday, February 19, 2015

So many amazing opportunities have been coming my way that I will be writing about in the next couple of weeks.
Beginning in May 2014 I was asked to work with the students of South High School in Cheyenne, Wyoming to create a public art piece for their round about outside their school.
I have visited with them every couple of weeks starting Fall 2014.  We have been working towards a viable idea and we have come up with :

 This piece really speaks to these kids and how they feel like the weeds of the town, being from the other side of the tracks, I really wanted to give them a piece that would not rust but will stay pristine and precious so hopefully they feel they are as precious/valuable as we know they are.
This piece is slated for installation June 2015.