Wednesday, August 29, 2012

art prize 2012 - my entry

'unfinished poem' mixed media on canvas 4ftx8ft
this time, a better reason
for having been m.i.a. 
'unfinished poem' is nearly finished.
as finished as it's going to be.
finally vertical
and ready to go, save for
a few subtle finishing touches.
building a crate
to transport it to the gallery on friday.
a strange feeling letting go of it
after being so intimately connected
12-14 hours every day for two months.

thrilled to discover
calvin college's 106 gallery
where 'unfinished poem'
will be showing september 7 - october 7.
and ready for the epic ride
that will be art prize,
september 19 - october 7.
if you're anywhere near grand rapids
during that time,
don't miss it! 

 more detail shots coming soon.

in the meantime, i am ready
to start tackling the stacks and stacks
of blank canvas
and pretty frames
that have been collecting around the studio.
but first, a foray out into the world
of people and sunshine
via a 4-day trip to grand rapids.

have a lovely, artful, lifegiving,
and poetry-infused week, friends!

Monday, August 6, 2012


 “all there is to thinking 
is seeing something noticeable 
which makes you see something you weren't noticing 
which makes you see something 
that isn't even visible.” 

“one of life's quiet excitements 
is to stand somewhat apart from yourself 
and watch yourself softly becoming 
the author of something beautiful 
even if it is only a floating ash.”

“my father was very sure about certain matters 
pertaining to the universe. to him 
all good things-trout as well as eternal salvation-
come by grace 
and grace comes by art 
and art does not come easy.” 

"on some of the rocks are timeless raindrops. 
under the rocks are the words, 
and some of the words are theirs.
i am haunted by waters.” 

all quotes by norman maclean