Sunday, December 16, 2007
This piece, IN ALL DIRECTIONS, is the third of the three pieces in the "Small Expressions VI" show at the Northwind Art Center in Port Townsend. I like the small, tall and slender stature as a format for this piece. Tall windows on all sides. Giving the ability to the momma bird to come and go from any window or the unborn to fledge in any direction, N,S,E, or W. Life moves in all directions. Where we go is where we are pulled.
A feathered fishing hook is fashioned as a finial for the structure atop a pounded aluminum roof. Aluminum window frames, street cleaner bristles for the stilts, wire nest, and polymer clay egg all come together to help complete this piece.
Saturday, December 15, 2007
WINGED MOON EMERGING, also part of the "Small Expressions VI" exhibit, comes into view housed in a veil of fog. As she moves, flying in and out of the clouds we see revealed, a face of well-being that shines over us with a sense of safekeeping. (click on photo for larger image)
Her face is of carved bone, window of fog from vellum, poly material for roof, feathers, beads, tacks, street sweeper bristles,
and other materials compose this piece.
Sunday, December 2, 2007
This was a recent commission piece I created for a client in New York. Ladders are of great interest to her so I came up with a
ladder that was unusual and quirky. They can often conger up the sense of imagination or symbology. The ladder travels up through the bottom of the structure so one can climb up, sit down and be WHERE THE STARS LIVE. Being that the piece was so tall and the handcrafted paper I used on the outside of the structure looked to me like constellations, I felt it called for it's given title. (click on photo for larger image)
WHERE THE STARS LIVE stands tall in the skies on stilts made with steel street cleaner bristles. I made the ladder using these same bristles, metal washers and wire, not to mention a lot of patience and perseverance. Handcrafted paper, pounded aluminum sheeting and found objects make up the structure WHERE THE STARS LIVE.