Thursday, August 8, 2019

Pink WallFlower

When I look at this, I can feel the fleeting connection through a reciprocal gaze in my upper chest.

 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1w2EWodhXS9CPzE-CC5zgJz0TqnGNFP5_


Thread of Conversation

The way you listen affects the way I speak...
The way I speak affects the way you listen...

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=12Hqi79fmXd2jJHN70MrgUx7jDxLCHhmR

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Blue blue Blue

Unposted from 09/07/2016 with text added.


This was a beautifully simple project that went through the studio 3 years ago (2016) done in collaboration with my partner Jessica Fong. We only made a handful of these yunomi before we moved on and now, looking around, they are all gone.






As usual, I’m surprised that they disappeared so fast, they had a discordant look and feel to them. Maybe that was the attraction... The unfamiliar flower is the siren call of bees.







The nice thing about a successful project is that once it’s done, it doesn’t need to be done again. Time is better used to explore and grow, not rehash a minor victories.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

States Become Traits

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1DGnaBag_L8JvrF-1e_5lGAlENKm6rCev

With enough frequency, states such as being left alone or being abused, can become a trait which patterns the way we manage our emotions and engrains the the neuro circuitry of the brain, becoming a pattern which we unconsciously gravitate to in order to help us manage our experience in the world. 
We drift to the familiar...

Monday, July 29, 2019

Week 17

Week 17 July 22nd -28th

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=10dEkn2y2ZYAbfM4qsR7QWfBlqcwnvT7X
A slow week with a few skipped days. The heat wasn’t even oppressive, but still, I managed to knock myself down by pruning roses all day as well as thinning out the trees over the walkways along the street. I have 12 healthy, mature, and unprunes Chinese Pistash that are now very much worked through as far as my pole saw can reach as well as 120 roses that are pruned and weeded. 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1EnvMoxvrT3-XzZvSPA4JKylC5Y3kLorc
Jess and I moved the small updraft gas kiln over to the Hatch Space. Once it’s up and plumbed in, we’ll start burning it and test firing it. 
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1QkfFcUQOJgn_KUsNfC5-9B_4Fem0jGhu
I keep daydreaming about color and paint. I daydream about setting up still lifes with a figure. I daydream about starting and finishing drawings and painting and all the marks in between.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=15-JVyx-0Du1Be82hFD2BOoCBX7x_bk3J
Found a new podcast, “Art Grind”. Not sure how I missed this one. It’s a conversation podcast with 2D artists sharing their insights into a world of thought and actionthat’s, quite frankly, elements currently missing from American Acidemic Ceramics. I’m still bothered by what I’m seeing or by what I’m not seeing. I believe it has more to do with where I’m standing than what is actually there, but I rarely run across potters musing about the psychological effects of color, have any real insight into from, or even any interest in knowing themselves.
https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1K0aplY0ksY6_RnZjIAtkKmsxx0Nt5OL0

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=19tLIe09I3qd5ScHdeeTIRDS2MX2qWD9N

https://drive.google.com/uc?export=view&id=1PTaht4JqIz7VI3VtOYvSokFCNivVeJbP