Old Work: Concrete, Glass, Etc.

It’s been forever since I posted on this page with some new work, but just yesterday I got outside and snapped some pictures.  They aren’t great quality, but at least now I have a record of these items in case they sell (and I hope they do!)  Without further ado:  

_______________________________________________________   NEW HYPERTUFFA PHOTOS ON THE WAY!  I made several nifty small pots the other day, and they turned out neat.  Not sure why, but every time I mix up a batch of concrete it looks different in finished form.  Well, that’s what making stuff by hand is all about – the serendipity factor.  Stay tuned – they are on the way!  

STAINED GLASS:Stained glass is kind of a marvel to behold.  I love the stuff.  When I was younger, I attended a certain Dallas church just because I couldn’t get enough of staring at the walls, which comprised one giant modern stained glass sculpture.  I can see why the early pioneers of glassworking were commissioned to install work in Gothic churches.  The church elders believed that light, which was energy from God, would become even more ‘transformational’ to the congregants when viewed in the many colors and patterns created in the windows.  I totally agree.  

“Approaching the Vortex” 

“Eye in the Sky”

“Galactic Cheeto Supernova”  CONCRETE:

Two HT pots made using molds and inbedments

Concrete is at once a very modern material, and a very very ancient one.  To gaze at the great dome of the Haggia Sophia or the modern vaults of the Kimbell Art Museum are to witness the glories of concrete.   When I found out I could create objects with this material, I was giddy.  A year and a half later, I’m still looking at forms and objects in terms of how I can sculpt a planter out of cement mixed with perlite, and what audience I might find to enjoy this object.

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