Hmmm...Wind and Tide

Hmmm...Wind and Tide


Hmmm.....Wind and Tide

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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 

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.


Thanks tatum  for taking the photos of me in the process!
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!


all together now