Every now and then I feel the urge to do something disturbingly outside my comfort zone. So I watched some political talk shows and the result was “Civil Discourse: 2016” — a reflection on what I observed. “Civil Discourse: 2016” is a found object/recycled material paper collage using FSPs. Matted and framed to 16” x 20”.
Moses Warms His Hands, a mixed media sculpture, is the third piece of the WHOLLY MOSES! set. Consisting of hand-built, raku-fired ceramics and a polychromatic deadwood pruning. It was inspired by Exodus 3:3, the time in the narrative when Moses is investigating the burning bush but before the Lord has spoken to him.
Moses Brings Down The Law is a hand-built, raku-fired sculpture which is the second piece in the WHOLLY MOSES! set. Inspired by Exodus 19:25, 20:1-17. 6.5” x 3” x 5”
Moses Parts the Sea: Epilogue is a mixed media sculpture which takes its inspiration from Exodus 14:21-29. Consisting of hand-built, raku-fired ceramics, plastic, and wood, it is one of three pieces in the lighthearted and perhaps slightly irreverent WHOLLY MOSES! set. 6” x 6” x 9”
The inspiration for The Last Druid was the 1774 painting The Bard by Thomas Jones, which is in Amgueddfa Cymru (National Museum of Wales) but which I was fortunate to see while it was on exhibition at the Frick Art and Historical Center in Pittsburgh. The Welsh believed the Bards to be descendants of the Celtic druids. As in The Bard, I have posed a solitary figure at the edge of a jagged cliff. My depiction in The Last Druid is cloaked in a mantle of greenery, tying him to his natural world. Hand built unglazed ceramic, set on gneiss. No adhesive is used.
10” x 6” x 10”