•December 1, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Still working on ceramics at Chambers Pottery. Here are 2 examples of a closed form, inspired in part by the exhibition of Ken Price’s work at the Met . The closed form is interesting, internal space and external being completely separate until an additional negative space is created to link them. Without the holes, the existence of the internal space is only a conceptual idea. These 2 are approximately 4 inches in diameter.
The recent visit of Comet ISON inspired the naming.
•November 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment
At Spring Studio, around Thanksgiving, Minerva Durham likes to give lessons comparing the anatomy of humans and birds. One of the exercises is to draw the model as a bird. Its interesting to try to change the proportions and poses to fit a avian anatomy.
Here are some 2 minute poses.
•May 7, 2013 • Leave a Comment
I have been taking ceramics classes at Chambers Street, throwing things on the wheel, takes a completely different mindset to work that way instead of handbuilding figurative statues. You have the added dimension of time, as well as space in the construction, then process in glazing. Here is one that just came out of the kiln last week.
•January 2, 2013 • Leave a Comment
Here’s to the New Year, I hope the folks down in DC get their act together and let the rich people share the wealth they have accumulated by the grace of the working classes.
Still working on different angles, and with Kuan, these were done just before our trip to Myanmar. Here are pictures that Meg is putting up of our trip, endless stupas and statues of Buddha. Its remarkable how the religious fervor affects the world, in the west, Christianity has endless crucifixions, in India, a galaxy of gods, and in Burma, Buddhas. They share the same evolutionary theme, evolving as politics and dogma change. Italian crucifixions have a beautiful humanity, Spanish ones are extremely physical and painful. In the ‘East’, images tend to have less individual variation, and this has to do I think with the general concepts about ‘Art’. That will be the next post, if I can find the time.
•July 1, 2012 • 1 Comment
Here are a couple of recent drawings of Kuan, drawn looking up with a very strong perspective. Adding the light from below adds an interesting complication, not only a different angle than usual, but having shadows in a different location then normal creates a visual shift in the way your mind has to structure the space and anatomy of a model. I’ve been adding the mirror lately to get a more complex visual space.
•May 22, 2012 • Leave a Comment
The campaign against freedom and common sense has reached new obscene heights with the arrest of Takeshi Miyakawa. He was arrested after installing his artwork in various locations around New York. Even more insulting, the court actually ordered a psychiatric evaluation! Is art is now a criminal offense and a mental disorder? We should not tolerate such blatant abuse of power. It is another step in the destruction of civil society, following the Republican war against women, under the guise of moral rectitude, democracy being sold by the courts to the highest bidders, and the Democratic administration that’s supports indefinite detention without charges This could easily be seen as a conspiracy against the public being waged by money-hungry politicians and the extremely rich. The endless mantra of fear, ”if you see something…” , has produced a truly insulting twist. Just a week ago, records were set in auctions here in New York with Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” was sold for $120 million, Rothko’s “Orange Red Yellow” went for $90 million and the police think it is important to arrest an artist. I can only hope that the NYPD and the Bloomberg administration will come to their senses and apologize. It boggles the mind to think that in New York, art capital of the world such a travesty of justice could be allowed to pass unchallenged.
•April 8, 2012 • Leave a Comment
One of my favorite models Kuan, dancing at my favorite studio, Spring Street Studio, for the 20th anniversary show /party.
Here is the link: Kuan – She Can Be Everything
She based the dance on poses she has done at Spring Studio, I used at least one of the poses in my sculpture on Bond St, which she mentions. Here is the original drawing, and the sculpture before installation. Most of the figures are in groups of three, for ease of installation.