Last Fall, I drove down to Pasco, Washington. Pasco is where my father's family lives, and it is situated near the confluence of three major rivers: the Columbia, Snake, and Yakima. It is also downwind of the Hanford Nuclear Reservation, and surrounded by many agricultural fields. I've always been intrigued with the old downtown core, a mix of shady businesses, warehouses, Mexican tiendas, and places for rent. I went out early on a Sunday morning, taking photos and exploring
When I'm in the Humboldt Bay I love to watch the Pelicans play They dance on water thrashing about diving head first water on snout In the fog you can only hear the splash of the pelican diving in for the catch No tern, nor skimmer could make such a sound as the pelican diving heard all around At the marina, where dinner is had the pelican is circling-- and then a crash! It appears to be gone but is really swimming near a beak full of minnows and water running rear. Then it p
The Summer Solstice pottery pit fire at Alki Beach was a success. It was a wonderful gathering of pottery enthusiasts. Strangers on the beach joined in the fun as fire dancers twirled fireballs, and stopped by to see the pots being fired. We used wood collected locally at a nearby forest plus some construction scraps as fuel. I weaved seaweed and driftwood throughout the stacking of the pots and sprinkled in some copper carbonate and table salt before burning. Here are
One day while walking by a glint in the sky caught my eye I looked up and saw flying past a pegasus unicorn giraffe It's wings soared above the trees and it's fluttering shook the leaves it flew into a cloud and dove fast this pegasus unicorn giraffe Then it landed nearby it was a sight I couldn't deny and i tried real hard not to laugh at the pegasus unicorn giraffe pegasus-unicorn-giraffe the pegasus-unicorn-gira-affe pegasus-unicorn-giraffe a pegasus-unicorn-giraf-af-af-af
The Hot Catz are a group of cat characters that were first developed about 6 years ago. The Hot Catz theme was further developed as I began depicting them on cups and bowl in various scenarios. Hot Catz in space, Hot Catz Interview, Hot Catz in Hatz, Hot Catz on Film, were a few of many ideas I developed for them. I also made relief block prints, some comic strips, and many drawings for this theme. Previous to the Hot Catz explosion, I had made a few cat figurines that I most
The importance of keeping a sketchbook or journal is essential to learning how to document the history of an artists work, and to reveal the planning and thought process involved in the act of creative thinking. Since 1988, I have used dozens of spiral and hardbound sketchbooks. College days This is a 3 part composition: background under foreground with a dove on top.... Trying to think outside the box.... I also use collage as a means of practicing composition(see above).
This month features Cascadia Now! at Fancy. Fancy's owner and fellow UNT (North Texas) alumni Sally Brock allowed me to curate an exhibition of art for the NCECA conference. NCECA is an annual ceramics extravaganza held each year at a different location around the USA. This year the conference is in Seattle and it's theme is "On the Edge". The National Council for the Education of Ceramic Arts hosts numerous exhibitions, informational sessions, art shows, and lectures by arti