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Thursday, May 9, 2019

New sculpture for 2019 In Flux

In Flux 
36"x23"x3 1/2"
Another meditation on Impermanence. 
This one took awhile to complete a lot of details that I can still probably add. Lots of metal, wood, glass, plexiglass, transparencies, fabric, my own photographs, old paper, paint, pen and collage to build this one. I listened to a lot of music that nudged me along Ben Howard, Karen O & Dangermouse, Burials Untrue album. 





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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Drifting new assemblage sculpture

A new one for 2019, I started this last year but abandoned it when I lost focus on what I was doing with it.  I finally got to work on it after staring at it for a couple of months on my work table and formulating ideas. Getting into the proper headspace and listening to some Jazz, specifically Ike Quebec and Pharaoh Sanders, which is new to me. 
This piece is 24" x9"x7" and is cobbled together with a variety of found wood from the swap meet and beach flotsam, metal, rubber squares, glass, an assortment of old paper found at the swap meet, the image of the man on the top of the sculpture is a glass negative I found broken at the swap meet for $1. I used acrylic paint, paint pens, pencil for mark making and a bit of collage to complete this piece. 
The words I wrote for it and gave me the final idea to complete the sculpture are:

The search for your invisible heart has been plagued as I drift from one outpost to another.
 I remember sitting next to you the man who called me son, 
your hands clasped as if in prayer, the wooden hands of an idol.
When I stumbled upon your crumbling body,
 that monument of pain,
 I dug into your heart and found an empty mine, it's treasures looted and buried in time.








Thursday, October 18, 2018

New one from the Abyss

 I just finished building this mixed media assemblage sculpture and it's titled: Send Me a Sign13"x26"x3.5" 
It was created with a lot of different parts, I used a lot of transparencies, old paper, made a mold for the crows head, old telephone parts, circut boards,metal, wood, collage. The words inscribed are:
This mornings song enveloping us at first light is shattered by a muder of crows a reminder of the darkness lingering at the edge of dawn.

The idea behind this one is to be attuned to moments on the threshold between our dream state and wakefulness. I believe it's a juncture where information, that we can use creatively, congregates. If we are able decipher or interpret what it is that we glimpse in those brief moments we can give it a voice.





































Thursday, June 21, 2018

Mixed Media Assemblage Titled Gravity June 2018


Heres a new assemblage sculpture i've made 24' X 25" x9"  I've tilted it Gravity.
Incorporated into it are collage, ceramic, metal, wood, glass. The words that are on the wood on the left and right side of the sculpture are:
Prepared as I am to watch my step
 I have to keep a vigilant eye
All this time I've had eyes in my head
Yet I couldn't see that I've been dead 
For as long as I can remember.

I hope its interpreted in the spiritual sense!







Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mixed Media Assemblage 2018

This Heart Has many Dead Ends
Mixed media assemblage 
11"x16"
2018

A new piece I've finished this week. I trying to add ceramic into my work with the word Hypothermia embossed into some clay and fired in the kiln. I know its a small piece of ceramic but I don't want to draw attention to the fact that I'm using clay in my work. I like to be subtle about it, to try and  combine materials seamlessly. Ive been taking a ceramics class and love working with clay I can't wait to explore ways to include it in my work.




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Assemblage for 2018


A New Assemblage I've been working on for 2018
30"x 20"x 7"
Titled - I Can't Keep My Eyes Off You.
Another meditation on impermanence.
This one took me awhile to complete I don't know if it was because I was struggling with what materials to use/ how to use them or the fact that I was back surfing again and that burned up some of my creative time in the day. I have to keep telling myself that I should have no preconcieved notions on what a sculpture should look like. I want to combine and juxtapose whatever materials I deem important to the final result. I'm trying to get away from allowing the shape of the material I use in the sculpture to determine the final look. I looking for something amorphous,  something like an exploded diagram of a three dimensional object.
I'm trying to get away from allowing myself to be lured into putting things into the four surfaces of a container like some of my older pieces.









Raku



Thanks tatum  for taking the photos of me in the process!
Materials:
A wheel thrown bisqued bowl made with Long Beach clay
Metallic black raku glaze
Lava Flow raku glaze
One Small metal can filled with bark from a birch tree and about three pages of the local newspaper. 
And a kiln fired to about 1600 degrees.
So happy with the results, the surface of the bowl has flashes of green and gold areas of black metallic and copper. 
A tortured surface going from the hot kiln to the cooling water in about 4 to 5 minutes! 
It's a relatively simple and spontaneous, immediate process that produces some beautiful results.
Survived the cycle of earth, fire, air and water!













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