Thursday, September 19, 2013
This piece was painted shortly after visiting Hong Kong, the land of enveloping, reassuring mountains. Three-quarters of Hong Kong is countryside, providing a great "stop over" for hundreds of varieties of birds, with its protected wetlands, mountain ranges, and seashores. Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, July 12, 2013
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
This piece (a 12 by 12 linocut) was carved on a recent visit to Pensacola, Florida. The "old fellow" in the photo was hanging around the pier, looking for hand outs. I was convinced he couldn't fly; pelicans can live to be up to 50. The way he was hobbling around, pecking at anyone who came too close (including two tourists who posed for a pic in front of him!), he appeared to be done with the daily grind. And all that was shattered in a second as he suddenly departed in elegant flight.
This observational incident is also a metaphor for shattering personal limitations; right next door to so-called perceived limitations, there is wonder and beauty and inner strength.
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Our spring garden is extra joyful after a longer-than-usual winter! Thanks for stopping by!
Friday, January 25, 2013
Monday, December 3, 2012
Monday, November 26, 2012
Any pet owner or caretaker will confirm how animals have clever ways to entice their caregivers to play. For example, I've seen a huge bull delay harnessing in favor of a cat-and-mouse game.
This is a 12 by 14 linocut, carved meditating on the gifts the oxen and cows offer us. They deserve our protection.
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