Saturday, January 7, 2023

A Couple Of My Old Toy Pieces Become Decommissioned

 What better way to start a new year than with a callback to the distant past?

There was a 4-year window of time back in the early 2000s, in which I had made a series of 'toy pieces'. From time-to-time, I still reference passages from them in some of my drawings/doodles.  For the most part though, they represent a spur idea from the past that has all but faded from my current oeuvre.

This past Spring might mark the last two pieces slipping into oblivion.  Here are some detail shots from God Still Reigns (Pumpkin Donuts) and Siege Engine.  



















Time will tell if these stay buried or if somehow they reemerge in new(er) works...

Saturday, December 31, 2022

2022 Year in Review.

Yep.  2022 was a sumthin' sumthin' that happened.

Let's take a look at a bunch of images from 2022 in close to no particular order...

The first five months of the year would be the last months I would spend in my studio of over 21 years.






















Despite having the heat and water disconnected, I still managed to get a fair amount of things done.  I would be lying if I said it wasn't super cold in the studio while I did a bunch of this work though.  In the end, a place that had traditionally been full of light and warmth for so many years, became cold and dark and pretty easy to walk away from.































As Spring took hold, it was time to shift over to ceramics.




It's much easier to nurse any wounds from loss of a studio space, by being able to dive into clay!












































We'll see what 2023 brings.  A new studio space is in the works.  Hopefully, it comes to fruition and makes my last studio space look like set of training wheels.  See you in the new year!