Vessels

 

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Collage: remote mountain scene, shapes cut from earth imagery

A response to Range

Range has an impressive aboriginal quality to it–a thoughtful, meditative reflection on the provision of the mountains. And, those six suggestive paddles hanging down there. What are those? They are streams draining the mountains of water; oars for navigating the rivers; earlobes stretched with age and wisdom; trophies gained in competition. Six is the number of creation, completeness* … and those mountains are, in the perspective of those who live there, complete in their provision of supply, and adventure.

The six forms in my collage can be many things–traditional oars, amphorae, or abstract figures–but whatever they are, they capture and contain the gifts of the hills.

*Six is the number of completion in the biblical sense, but not the whole: after six comes seven, the number of rest — sabbath

 

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Stellular

Sheet metal, wire, silver chain, 1 1/4 x 2 1/2 in

A response to Earthprint: Visitation

“Visitation” had a spacey, alien vibe that led me to try silver sheet metal. At first glance (plus the title) I immediately saw the half-circle as a UFO. I thought the shape would look great as a pendant. I tried experimenting with hammering and sanding metals to give a grungy, granite look that connects it with the original image.