Saturday, 28 July 2012

Pear and Plasticine

When we were in Asheville I saw some beautiful, graceful sculptures uniting wood with sculpted heads. I wanted to do something with that idea. The wood I used is from the pear tree in our yard that has to be cut down and I did, personally, cut this bit down. The head is plasticine. Longevity is not my object here. She is 41 inches/104cm tall.

Saturday, 21 July 2012

42 x 32 (3)

This came first:
We must survive.
We must remember.
This is important.

Then this happened. The basement sprang a leak. The less said the better.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

42 x 32

 This next painting, known presently by its size 42" x 32" (106.5cm x 81.5cm), takes its compositional arrangement from the template 'can't get around it'. And, after several years of harbouring the idea seen and photographed in San Francisco, I have started with a white on black chalkboard-like look.  

Up-side down and with chalk lines.                  Right side up and with some 'drawing'.
 The ornate frame is to suggest that what is inside is important.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

I have never been to Jerusalem so I have not see the Western wall.  I think it must be very moving, not in a territorial or political way, but as it represents the intersection of humanness, spirituality and faith in a solidly massive, physical form . This photo from brings the human scale of suffering and petition into focus.  I have used the idea of the crevasse filled with notes in the small pieces I made this week.                               


6" x 11 1/2 "
15cm x 29cm

These are dedicated to a family I cherish who are deeply mourning the loss of a child.