Category Archives: blog

New Work

“A life of making isn’t a series of shows or projects or productions or things; it is an everyday practice. It is a practice of questions more than answers, of waiting to find what you need more often than knowing what … Continue reading

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Learning To Fly

“Second star to the right and straight on til morning.” – J.M. Barrie One of my favorite books was Peter Pan. Then it came on television. I was fascinated and after seeing the movie, I would have dreams that I could … Continue reading

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Studio News

“I wear the universe backwards. I imagine putting stars in my coffee and sugar in the sky. I imagine going fishing in the clouds and watching the sun hide behind lakes. I’m too busy dancing with my imagination to even … Continue reading

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High Country Art & Antique, Blue Ridge GA

“Everyone is born creative; everyone is given a box of crayons in kindergarten. Then when you hit puberty they take the crayons away and replace them with dry, uninspiring books on algebra, history, etc. Being suddenly hit years later with the ‘creative … Continue reading

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Plagiarism

“What could be more interesting or in the end, more ecstatic, than in those rare moments when you see another person look at something you’ve made and realize that they got it exactly, that your heart jumped to their heart with … Continue reading

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The Dream

“One must accept the fact that others don’t see what you do.” -Louise Bourgeois The first week of January always feels like a ‘get-back-to-work’ week which makes me go in a million different directions trying to do everything at once. My … Continue reading

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‘Mama Love – or She Knows All His Secrets’

“There is no line where art stops and life begins.” –Charles Eames I haven’t had a lot of time in my studio lately. I did finish this piece and I’ve started on a new smaller piece. Nothing has been framed … Continue reading

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Work In Progress and Blog News!

  “Love is the meeting point between truth and magic.” -Julian Barnes Work in progress – ‘He Promised Me The Moon’ – this is a large piece with lots of details –  above are a couple of photos on working through … Continue reading

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Gallery News!

“Just do your work. And if the world needs your work it will come and get you. And if it doesn’t, do your work anyway. You can have fantasies about having control over the world, but I know I can barely … Continue reading

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Guido – The Pig!

“I learned never to empty the well, but always to stop when there was still something in the deep part of the well and let it refill at night from the springs that fed it.” –Ernest Hemingway Rabbits always lead to … Continue reading

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