Posts Tagged “residency”

Mystery in the Winter woods

Posted on January 27th, 2014 by admin

Above are photos of a drawing for earth “DNA”, A blasted oak leaf: note mysterious spiral, and bark (also enlarged). Sunday is only a partial day of rest here. The Scots painter, Lex Braes, paid me a studio visit today. He was encouraging me to let my marks be seen in the sculpture, and the [...]

VSC – More Snow and Ice

Posted on January 26th, 2014 by admin

(Above left: Print variation using release agent and additions of liquid ink) It snowed all day today, muffling sound, winding me in a cocoon of white in my studio. It was so quiet, with most everyone away. It gave me a chance to reflect on what I have learned so far. One very valuable difference [...]

VSC – Crossing frozen rivers

Posted on January 25th, 2014 by admin

I’ve learned that a tough day in the studio is often softened by some breakthrough the next day. It’s a little like the frozen river here we walk over on the bridge every day to get to our studios. Some people are (dangerously!) talking of walking across on foot. I find life treacherous enough as [...]

VSC – Day 2

Posted on January 16th, 2014 by admin

I’m really into it today. Printing for long stretches on the press feels good. I wrote a little tanka to go with a picture I took of the ice jam on the Gihon River( conveniently parallel to creative block!): Ice jams against river’s flow— Resistance wants release Yet it is all one water, all one [...]

Vermont Studio Center – Day 1

Posted on January 14th, 2014 by admin

Settling in Yesterday, I took the northern route from Maine over the White Mountains to Johnson, VT. At Crawford Notch the mountains rose on either side, and it seemed like I passed over a threshold through a door to a different country, the country of “make and believe”. I am here for a 3 week [...]

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