Monday, October 24, 2011

Zack Conklin's video ~

Photojournalist Zack Conklin spent 3 days with me last week, making this video. It was strange having a camera clicking every 15 seconds while I painted! You can see it here:

Friday, October 21, 2011

The Ogre's Orchard ~

The Ogre's Orchard is one of the images in The Firebird, part of the series of paintings of Russian fairytales that I'm working on now. There's a lot of work left to be done on this one - I've just started applying the color glazes.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Keep the Wild Honeysuckle ~

"Keep the wild honeysuckle" was the cryptic advice given to me by my grandmother in a dream. I never met her, but knew her, from stories and the quilts, drawings & rugs that she designed, as an artist and a sensitive soul.

Anna's Doll

Anna would have been my father's eldest sister, but she died in the early 1900s, at age 6, of scarlet fever. When we looked in the upstairs of the Old House, I found two of her china dolls. My eldest sister has them now. Thoughts about the love that children have for their dolls, and that parents have for their children came together when a friend miscarried and asked me to make a little coffin - "a little wooden boat." It was one of the most difficult objects to make that I've ever attempted, not so much in its construction, which needed to be simple (tho without nails, it seemed to me) - but in its concept. Anna's Doll is part of that.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Cocoon Song ~

Cocoon Song ~ Baoku Moses, Dan Dutton, Brent Olds, Shane Gilmore & Susan Alcorn - Oct. 7th at the Singletary Center for the Arts, University of Kentucky.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Songs & Dreams; Oct. 7th concert at the University of Kentucky

Joining me for the concert were Baoku Moses, Shane Gilmore, Brent Olds, Susan Alcorn, George Wakim, Jack Walker, Ken Leslie, and Stan Nelson.