October 24, 2020

Pentimento





I set this slab up as something ambitious to look forward to when my initial bout with chemo was finished.  I never really recovered though, and I was forced to admit that I was plugging up my shop with a project I was unlikely to engage.  So down it came.  I'll start another round of chemo, and maybe at some point I can take up some lesser project and resume this blog.

Until then I'll leave you with this shot of the last piece finished.  I'm not finished.

March 30, 2020

Hello Hong Kong

I have clung to the idea that this blog is only meant to be about what happens in my shop.  This post is different.  There has been no progress up there, nor will there be for some time yet to come.  The work undone sustains me through this time.
When I began this, I had hopes that it might gain me some recognition from an art world that had long ago forgotten me.  It devolved into a vanity project that provided a few friends around the world with an update about what I was still trying to do.  That was enough, as I enjoy this immensely.
But now something has happened.  Some people in Hong Kong are obviously working their way through Archive and reading this blog as what it is: a story.  I am honored.  Thank you.

Beauty surrounds us.

February 9, 2020

Scale

I once collected slag in a bleak time.  I thought I had enough to cover acres, but it added up to this small blot.

The shape of things to come

The two little ovals will be the base for the honeycomb arch.

February 3, 2020

Tabula Rasa

It's true, this is nothing but preliminary, but somehow at 70 I'm finding that it's all preliminary.
Note the panel is askew.  Where I live, nothing is square for long.