Peering down into the birth of spring   2012  69 x 12 x 17  Mason stains on stoneware with cast bronze boat from plum branches      “Longing for verdant growth and the lengthening of days.”    In the time of spring the equinox of hope pushes shoots through the dark encrusted earth of winter past. A cycle of change that brings around a season new in it’s beginning while prayers for tomorrow float like a reed boat from the depths of the soul.

Peering down into the birth of spring

2012

69 x 12 x 17

Mason stains on stoneware with cast bronze boat from plum branches

 

“Longing for verdant growth and the lengthening of days.”

In the time of spring the equinox of hope pushes shoots through the dark encrusted earth of winter past. A cycle of change that brings around a season new in it’s beginning while prayers for tomorrow float like a reed boat from the depths of the soul.

 Resting beneath frozen crystals of winter  2012  73 x 17 x 16  Mason stains and gesso on stoneware      “Questing into the nutrient rich dark of deep soil.”    Seemingly lifeless within a darkness of shortened days and low angled sun. Timelessness and waiting, marking the hours and days of wintered months. Trusting in life to come, in preparation for that which cannot be seen.

Resting beneath frozen crystals of winter

2012

73 x 17 x 16

Mason stains and gesso on stoneware

 

“Questing into the nutrient rich dark of deep soil.”

Seemingly lifeless within a darkness of shortened days and low angled sun. Timelessness and waiting, marking the hours and days of wintered months. Trusting in life to come, in preparation for that which cannot be seen.

  Falling upwards like the last leaf of autumn   2012  70 x 13 x 13  Mason stains on stoneware      “Gazing up amidst the rust and gold of a dying season.”    Falling into the setting of another period of time, with a palette of hues that speak of endings. Listening to the quiet that comes before the storms of season’s end. Accepting loss, at peace with less, looking towards a sky of steel gray above the leafless forest.

Falling upwards like the last leaf of autumn

2012

70 x 13 x 13

Mason stains on stoneware

 

“Gazing up amidst the rust and gold of a dying season.”

Falling into the setting of another period of time, with a palette of hues that speak of endings. Listening to the quiet that comes before the storms of season’s end. Accepting loss, at peace with less, looking towards a sky of steel gray above the leafless forest.

  Silence before an unfolding moment   2009-2012  30 x 13 x 16  Mason stains on stoneware      “Waiting and wondering, perched upon the thoughtfulness of time.”    Embracing the sacredness of the moment before. The time before time, the space between where one inhabits the depths of life. Pausing in the midst of movement, holding onto the air before it blows west with the winds of change.

Silence before an unfolding moment

2009-2012

30 x 13 x 16

Mason stains on stoneware

 

“Waiting and wondering, perched upon the thoughtfulness of time.”

Embracing the sacredness of the moment before. The time before time, the space between where one inhabits the depths of life. Pausing in the midst of movement, holding onto the air before it blows west with the winds of change.

  Listening to the winds moan through sunbaked cliffs    2012  76 x 41 x 12  Mason stains on stoneware      “Sounds of heat amidst ages of rock voicing their endurance.”    Dark stains convey the millennia of wind and rain and sun. Timeless and time full, the stones remain under the summer sun, quietly speaking and ever so slowly changing. In time, the ear is attuned to the language of their patience.

Listening to the winds moan through sunbaked cliffs

2012

76 x 41 x 12

Mason stains on stoneware

 

“Sounds of heat amidst ages of rock voicing their endurance.”

Dark stains convey the millennia of wind and rain and sun. Timeless and time full, the stones remain under the summer sun, quietly speaking and ever so slowly changing. In time, the ear is attuned to the language of their patience.

Of times and days

American Museum of Ceramic Art, 2012

This group of ceramic sculptures is informed by the artists’ interest in reconnecting to natural life rhythms. The works reflect a seasonal way of thinking and are made in a direct association with times of day or month. The figures are roughly life sized and designed to be symbolic of an internal journey, quietly impacting the space around them or the viewer who comes close. The figures have a rough, textured surface, inspired by natural rock and earthen formations.

The condition of the figures lend themselves to the viewer’s engaging in the process of “reconnection” by joining in the natural transcendent element of the work. The figures lead the viewer into the possibility of the invisible world and spiritual uplift within various stages of contemplation.

It is the artists’ desire that the work projects an ancient, archaic oneness of humanity's need for an internal search for meaning. The art is an attempt to raise the viewer's consciousness above the distracted, destructive and unaware content of much of contemporary life, to an upward and inward journey of spiritual transcendent experience, through the archaic, elementary order of the human figure.