Friday, March 31, 2017

I bleed

On March 31 2015, I wrote in my journal that I would stitch a grid into this piece and then afterwards, from the back, cut small circles into the grid to reveal the red blanket wool inside.
With little raw edges.

Now it is March 31 2017 and I am going to follow through on this idea.

I bleed.
I am a dignified, tall figure that bleeds

Tuesday, March 21, 2017



The outward appearance of every object I make is the equivalent of some aspect of inner human life.
Joseph Beuys

Sunday, March 19, 2017

standing and looking

There is room.
There is time.
Time for my mind to wander and make connections and think whole other thoughts and still be standing here, looking.

Zoe Leonard about Agnes Martin's work
also here is a link to this essay by Sonya Chung   (about my Agnes)

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

we all have secrets

Tillie Olsen studied silence.
she wrote:  "the silences I speak of are unnatural, the unnatural thwarting of what struggles to come into being, but cannot."

We hold these silences as a personal crucifix.
this from When Women Were Birds by Terry Tempest Williams

Friday, March 10, 2017

contained infinity


One of the things that defines the body and that defines people is that they are infinite.

People are more amazing than any art.  Why is a person standing in front of you so powerful?
Why is that presence so strong?  I think it's because of contained infinity.

When I make a sculpture I think of the human body as a model.  I would love my sculptures to have that power, but I know they never will.

David Altmejd

Monday, March 6, 2017

slow recovery

She suggested that either my current walking piece
or a new one
could reflect the pain and set backs of my slow recovery.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

prayer flag

may gardens be wild like jungles, may nature never be tamed
may dangers create of us heroes, may fears always have names
may the mountains stand to remind us of what it means to be young
may we be outlived by our daughters, may we be outlived by our sons
john marsden 

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

vital self

john olson  - lily pond at hampty dot 2004

John Olsen expressed interconnectedness with LINE

exhuberant, organic and loopy

I respond to the energy of his large, messy circles and seek to create a similar vibration in my white piece with the raggedy holes.