Saturday, October 25, 2008
Working with my left hand has proven quite a challenge. I am more than ready for the splint on my right hand to be removed. I am losing patience and I must admit that I take the sucker off every once in awhile and feel liberated by the freedom of being able to move my fingers. This is a time where I have had to get creative with my approach to clay...kind of liberating too in a way. I've been hand building funny things based on the concept of multiple forms interacting. Why the idea of making bushes came out of this I don't know (maybe it has to do with trying to make something stable and beautiful out of the nightmare of our current administration???). When finished this will be a series of five of bush vases that will hold ceramic flowers. They were made to be displayed with the pod like tea sets, jar and vase forms I made previously this year.
Monday, October 13, 2008
John and I (and the 2 dogs) drove 6 hours to Venice, CA on Friday to see the opening of the Ken Price exhibition at the LA Louver Gallery. Ken Price is John's sculptor crush. Photos of his pieces have influenced John's work tremendously. Before this show we have seen only one piece of his in person - at the Metropolitan Museum in NYC. Seeing all these exquisite works so beautifully displayed was a thrill indeed. Sadly we didn't see the man himself but the art was more than enough.
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I tripped last week and broke a small bone in my right hand and chipped my left ankle. Now is that the ultimate in klutziness? I sat around and felt sorry for myself for a day and then, as my ankle seemed miraculously better, I went to NYC to visit my daughter Molly (shameless mom brag ...her new CD Jean on Jean is now available on itunes). I love NY. There's always so much to see and to inspire me. Here's a photo of a sprig work (maybe?) plaster wall in the wonderful Brooklyn pizza restaurant - Franny's. I won't be able to throw for at least 4 weeks but I can do slab work so I'll be attempting new adventures in left handed hand building.