Todays crop of Raku vessels. I created these by impressing slabs of clay onto some birch log pieces.
Saturday, July 27, 2013
Paul Soldner is considered the "Father of American Raku". Thats his face emblazoned on my t- shirt smoking a cigar. He actually signed it at a convention and I wear it in his honor when I do a raku firing.
Monday, July 15, 2013
I really respond to the presence of cairns. They are sculpture that evokes a sense of impossibility, surprise, and mystery (especially when they are found, not made by the viewer). I also like them as studies in form and shadowing. This little cairn was found along the Boquet R. in the Hemlock forest. 9x9in pastel
Sunday, July 14, 2013
Thursday, July 11, 2013
A small pastel of view down the length of Cascade Lake at the foot of Mt. Cascade. Pitchoff is on the left. It was cool day and the birch trees were just beginning to leaf and were almost purple in color. I'm told the birches are slowly dying out here because of the salting of the winter road. 9x9 pastel on sanded paper
Tuesday, July 2, 2013
Each morning at dawn I walk about the town to catch the morning light as it travels up the street in Keene Valley,NY. This fellow came out to get his paper and told me the story that he recently bought the house not knowing it originally belonged to his grandmother many years ago. 12x12in oil