Monday, September 3, 2012

Work from Art Show at New Arts gallery , Litchfield ,9/12/2012 This latest post is work from my current show at New Arts Gallery in Litchfield up until October 8. The show is a contination of my exploration in the use of nature materials such as clay but now with the addition to using vines which I think of as calligriphic drawings in space . The hanging piece Vesteges of Occupation is a root that was the roof of a beaver hut suspended from the ceiling with the beaver sticks that were part of the structure are susdpended with fishing line . The Root slowly rotates and the sticks jiggle and wiggle with a life of there own if there is any breeze or vibration. The materials for this came from a beaver that was killed and its hut had a chain put around it and was pulled apart by a truck . But the dam , the pond and biosystem the beaver created remains This piece is the legecy of creatures that are able that create and shape their environment with a lasting positive impact. 2011 below my latest post is a large clay piece and explination that was at NYState museum last year . Also, the first vine pieces 2010 I have been mainly focused doing works involving clay and acrylic . I find this medium fascinating because it has the inherent quality of cracking when it dries giving an element of entropic design to the painting . Works From my show '' Earth Variations'' comes from the last two years where there has been a progression from earth works based largely on a traditional landscape type compositions to the most recent works that have a more ''open'' view of the landscape , with perhaps an oriental feel , but still based heavily on the organic patterns of nature. My use of materials has also expanded from my last show as I have been using vines , flower petals and using more and more clay to the point where my final pieces for were totally clay and acrylic without any pigment , letting the subtle nuances of color to come from the clay itself . .........I did an interview on FOX news 61 today. If you to see it here is the link ; if you want get hold of me you can at or

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