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New Garden Studio

It has been a long and tiresome Pandemic Year 2. The Summer of the year before, I had finished cleaning out the barn studio attic and had begun to do the same with the workshop, when I’d had the idea to renovate my studio. By Winter I had a plan and hired a contractor. Now this Winter has arrived and finally it is near completion. These things always drag on endlessly. I was too optimistic about work getting done during the pandemic, and the scope of work was more than I knew. However, it is much finer than I originally planned, and worth the wait. But I haven’t done much of any kind of art work all year, a few sketches; too many disruptions to think about, and the road out front was torn up for 3 months with utility upgrades. (The sound of beeping earthmovers all day). The “Garden” studio will be used for an Art studio, Tango lounge, guest house and party space. I’m hoping things will get back to normal in 2022- Spend time in the studio, dance some Tango, hangout with friends, do some traveling.

Bee Ep.01

*Bee EP.01* He can fly easily with his own wings, but doesn’t feel like he has to.  He can create and indulge in marvelous ideas and experiment as he pleases, and to amuse himself..

Bee, 2020, Glo-in-Dark Fimo clay and toy mini-drone. 5″x3″x3″.

All my art now is made for only around eight people. They know more about my motivations and ideas than anyone. This is now all of my live and in-person nano-audience.

Viewer online, I offer this to you that you may understand me better, if imperfectly, and at least to entertain you.

essential

We’re about to learn what we really need to live a good life. Pandemic panic will evaporate the obscuring haze. All those classes, sporting events, movies, performances, restaurants, art exhibits, none were necessary enough to go to.

The Blue Pearl Bodhisattva

A new title occurs for this sculpture. The Blue Pearl Bodhisattva. 

This Horse isn’t a Deity or a Buddha, but remains mortal on Earth to give help to all who suffer.

Meanwhile, I’m heavily influenced by some Chinese rural handicraft and cooking videos… technique of paper mache.

childlike and non-toxic

Covering the whole surface with colored construction-paper papermaché. The use of children’s art materials doesn’t only open memories of child-like processes; Children’s art supplies are extremely easy to use, give good results, are forgiving, dry quickly, and are non-toxic. Really, they are advanced. The various colors remind how many layers of paper have gone on too. The surface finish on this is very solid now; I’m both please with the design and the manufacture of it. I like the texture the squares of paper make; its very textile I think. Ultimately I ought to paint it over one color to make it waterproof; perhaps a light light blue, over a pale rose…. with some gold dust highlights… meanwhile it is really nice to be working in all this color!