On February 8th, we invited local friends over to see hearts, birds, vases and other work. It's always nice to clean the studio and focus on the more gallery-like attributes of our quaint storefront. Now, the bags of clay are out again and I'm working toward an Easter Egg show in March. I'm sure I'll make a few dresses, too, while on the Egg roll....
Last Summer we had a very interesting visitor:
Living creatures appear and remind me that the objects I make can never compare to their beauty and vitality and importance.
That said, I am making eggs. The unmistakable reference to nature is a big part of their power, the metaphor of rebirth.
Their decoration and ornamentation is a celebration of fancy and Springtime, which after a long, cold winter will be WONDERful! The decoration also celebrates another aspect of my artistic heritage. My mother was the absolute Easter Egg Queen, sometimes spending more than an hour on one little boiled or hollowed-out chicken egg, painting, resisting, and forgetting all about time as she showed me in yet another way how to be.
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Sunday, February 14, 2010
I came to this image last Summer. Sending a weight or projecting my own gravity into a bottomless ocean.
The little shelter afloat. (Someone asked me, "Are they outhouses?" I answered, "No. The people who live in these don't even have outhouses." Like: what could be outside; the experience is in here. Or is it?
I like the way the OM sounds so much like "home".
The red tile is 4in x 4in. The salt-fired tile is 8.25 sq in. The charcoal drawing is 5 x 7.