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serrated pot, glazed, ground off, 4" diameter ($20)

Fired Clay objects last for millennia! That makes a great gift  Time for some of the gems I have made  to move on to new homes, start lives of their own.  

detail "Looking up at Ponds"

We might change our awareness, disconnecting it from our somatic realty.   When disbanding with the need for physical logic, up is not up.  Our perspective  begins from the context of the air, or the body,  or deep in the layers under the ground.  It is a perseverative view, a woven vision,  catching the essence and the counter of what is observed

The painting starts as the  crosshairs of a target as seen by the bombadere.  It is  David Arsenault's design for "Grounded" at The Kitchen Theatre in April of 2019. The play is very serious.  the painting however was playful, litterally wacked up with paint on sticks.

Dandelion

The piece is characterized by shifts in perspective  and scale, creating an atmosphere of sureal fantasy.    

This exhibition features artwork relevant to truths and uncertainties faced in this era of global climate change. As artists we pay attention, synthesize and reimagine.  In this way we can see what is possible and save the world. 

65 pieces, clay individuals embody a tiny mime, an emotive narrative spark that is human and recognizable.

pulled water and clay

Clay is malleable, able to follow our impulse, record an action or show the force of gravity.  We create structure, clay changing from liquid to solid and transforming  over time and  by fire.  Studio practice is the  dance,  the give and take between aesthetic intent, action  materials and technique.

The last time I worked in clay I was in a studio that was an industrial workshop;   Bethune Studio University of Buffalo, 1980 - 1983.  You can see these influences in the clay-work from that time, this theme of the contradictory nature of materials is seen throughout this gallery of my sculpture work from that time.  

Chalk pastel, vibrant colors, and soft edges let me turn up the volume on the landscape. The camera lets me troll around and really look at the marks close up. 

Given the materials and the methods, they imagined a community. Over the  days The town became laced together by paths crossing  the river, up ladders and over bridges  The strong social aspect is something that surprised me. 

 

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