The oil containers make good stands and points. There are several pieces (and more in progress) with this theme. “Term Oil”, the very first blog post is by far the most hostile. Tomorrow’s post will be “Get a Grip”, another oil statement. Really it’s just about less dependency and more liberation.
This post is mainly to try out the new theme.
We are traveling at the moment and there is plenty of time to play with WordPress.
Getting far away from most of “it all” is allowing opportunities to focus on the projects that are more portable and intrinsic than recent workloads.
Before marriage and children life was more nomadic. It seems like we are edging back to a less rooted existence. Boats, cabins, trailers, tents, B&B’s, worksites and more have been fine temporary homes. We knew that was not our vision of raising a family. So we stayed put and tried to do the “normal” family thing for 20+ years.
There were a few places that served as get aways during those years. Places where we would spend some time traveling, working and visiting. Robin’s cabin was one of those places.
It is included in this site because I helped build it. It sits in the woods not far from the main house and is used as a guest house and studio. It is perfect for a quiet, private respite. It is also a great place for writing and artwork. Several of my pieces have been made or designed there.
More photos would be nice. Maybe an update someday. Just wanted to document it in this blog/site and test the new theme.
Something a little different for me.
There worse things I could do with those cool objects that find their way into the studio.
Consider it a clean up method!
Thanks for all the comments and feedback everyone!
This is it for Stick Art August! Hope you liked it.
The next round of posts will be back to a mix of woodwork, metal art and kinetic sculpture.
There are some commissions to work on and there should be a trip to my favorite gallery in Connecticut to drop off a few pieces of artwork.
There may be an opportunity to get a few pictures of some of the more artistic structures I’ve had the pleasure to build with friends.
The hope is that this will make interesting posts and add to the documentation of the work I’ve done.
Caught these two dancing around the studio.
What does this sculpture think its doing?
Its studio is a mess.
They should be cleaning not dancing.
I told them they were artwork and that means work is part of their description. “ART WORK” I said.
They just kept on dancing pretending not to hear me.
So I turned off their music.
They didn’t seem to care. They just kept on dancing!
Just as I was about to give them a lecture the little buggers reminded me that they were going to keep on dancing no matter what I said.
That is how they are, what they do, how they grew and what was done to them.
I thanked them for setting my perspective straight and turned the music back on!
That sculpture danced on and smiled at me as I continued to mess up the studio making art.
Summer is dancing by quickly.
So far the August stick art posts are on schedule.
Three sculptures a week as promised.
Easy for the stick art, they don’t have little twigs that need school clothes and other supplies.
Their family tree doesn’t have summer reunions or travel far away for vacations and visits. No packing. No cars, boats, gear, food….
I do like simple art. Just don’t confuse simple with easy! It’s hard to keep things simple.
As you may have guessed from the tone of this post things are rather busy at the moment. I’m sure many of us are going nuts trying to do all that’s expected as summer comes to an end.
Why did I not schedule posts for the whole month? Thought there was more time. Wrong!
This stick art couple is appropriate for a Sunday post. Very holy!
As they dance and embrace I can almost hear them say. “You make me whole”.
My stick sculpture is going in a whole new direction.
Possibly a more holistic approach to practicing my art.
“Hold me close” the dancers whispered.
“Hello, 911? I’d like to report a couple involved in a hold up!”.
Hold it, stop, this is getting ridiculous.
Seriously, I don’t really know why I filled this stick sculpture with holes, but it still floats!
Maybe a whole month of stick art posts is getting to me!
If you line your eye up just right you can see through the whole sculpture.
Wood will waltz,
twigs do jigs,
smooth stick sculpture steps,
Whoa, if that stick leans in any closer the whole sculpture is gonna fall over on the table.
There might be some little twigs in the future if that stick person doesn’t cool it.
Sometimes this stick art wants to rush into things or go too far.
Can’t a sculpture just want dance? Gosh!
There I go judging those sticks again.
Should know better than to read anything into it,
just make artwork,
have fun doing it,
and let it have fun being it!