New Work

Parallelogram 1

This is the first in a series of 5 that I did as an exercise to see how one simple pattern (a parallelogram) could be varied by different factors. I used different shapes for the underlying forms. The number of pattern pieces based on the size of the grid varies; some have many smaller pieces. I also changed how I moved the pattern pieces. You can see the other 4 pieces in the Gallery. They’re easy to find as they’re all titled “Parallelogram” with their number in the series.

Parallelogram 1

Flying to the Inside (Stone)

This is a motif I’ve used in the past. This time it sits on a serious piece of stone.

Flying to the Inside (Stone)

Holding the Center

If ekphrastic writing describes visual art in words, this ceramic piece could be called¬†ekmorphic. It gives form to the words in Jeffery Beam’s poem, “Dame Kind.”

The wideness of things amazes.
Not the quantity
but how objects expand & heave
with the regularity
of lungs. The shimmering
chinks
holding the center.

The poem repeats twice on the vessel, spiraling down from the top and up from the bottom. They end on opposite sides, in the middle, literally “holding the center”.

Holding the Center

Pause. . .Now Go

This piece gives form to a poem, “Pause,” by Jeffery Beam. (I’ve changed his words in the first line, from “before you turn the page” to “before you turn around.” The poem repeats 10 times diagonally on the surface, ending at the top, near the small opening, with “Now go”. It invites the viewer to interact with the piece, either by going inside, to the mysterious interior, or turning around and walking away.

Pause

before you turn around
Pause with me …
There
That’s it
The ancient place
The now place
Now go …
Pause. . .Now Go