Sunday, January 24, 2016

New sculpture
(No name yet)

I'd like to tell you what the motivation is that underlies this sculpture. I'm motivated by the fact that humans and their pets are always seeking shelter and trying to keep it. Most of us are somehow protecting ourselves under a roof of some kind. We will do what it takes to secure that position. If that position is challenged in some way we will usually react to stabilize the situation with greater or lesser success. This is the basic underling premise I have in guiding me through the process of creating this sculpture.

The details haven't been decided yet but by making this roughed out image I'll get a better idea how it is progressing. Sometimes not standing right next to something I'm very involved with is a good thing. It brings perspective and a more dispassionate view.

The walls of these small houses move if it's windy. They're made of aluminum and go clack -clack -clack - in a kind of pathetic and vulnerable way. It's not to say that the people that would inhabit the houses are pathetic; but this is a way for me to point to the temporality of our time on earth.

These little houses are temples of a sort to point out we do care for our best in life even though it ends for each of us. I'm touched by everyone trying to maintain the little temples we call home.

 The bottom 24" hasn't been completed yet but the cinder blocks give it the right height.

Monday, July 20, 2015

                                                 Getting a Leg Down in the World

Where do you put our two feet every day?
 On a set of stairs to a rhythm someone else made? 
Your feet and you know your toes like nobody knows
 so why not step down.

Monday, February 9, 2015

Wow I hadn't realized its been almost one year since I posted anything! Ill try to be more diligent about it.

There is a lot of snow out side but I'm not interested in that right now. Paper thin potato crisps are sizzling away in the cast iron pan. They cook for about 35 to 40 minuets and loose 2/3 rd's their water weight to flavor!!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014


In the summer 
lettuce is abundant
in the winter
one sprig of parsley

This is Rita's fence I made last summer. Finally with the snow it's easy to camera see.

                          There is a small foot traffic gate to the left and a drive through on the right.        
                                                    It is a pleasure to use and live with.

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pink Quartz

Pink quartz rocks are part of this new addition of keeping rambunctious dogs and people in two rooms.