I appreciate all the good words about my last posting. As I have an 11-year-old already, I'm no stranger to the gear-shifting necessary in raising kids. But two! Neither my partner or I were ready for that, and it is a different kettle of fish, to put it mildly. Miles and Audrey are the most amazing little humans, and I don't play weekend daddy with them - I'm right in there with their day-to-day. I'm grateful that this work I love so dearly can support my super-sized family, but it does make a soul-satisfying run in the studio rather a rarity nowadays. I'm still buzzing about the experience of making this new object. The last step in the creative journey of a piece for me is to take beautiful images of it, that show it to its best potential. I have just finished doing that. So, before it goes onto the website's New Work space (in May), may I introduce to you (properly this time):
THE AERIAL OCEAN (MAY IT WATCH OVER YOU). 2009
Pendant: 5" x 3" x 1.25" (13 x 8 x 3cm), chain/cord length: 29" (73cm)
Materials: Spigot handle, raccoon trap jaw, mid-19th-century drawer pull, Masonic Odd Fellows glass seal stamp (1830's), 'Lepine - Paris' binocular lens and housing (1850's) - found washed up on beach, wasp nest, oil lamp wick, fresh-water pearls, jade, turquoise, garnet, shell, Czech crystal, dichroic glass, 16th-century paper, lens, faceted glass, crushed glass, paper twine made with 16th-century kozo paper, Georgian watch-winding key, sterling silver chain, brass, steel wire, copper, artist-made glass bead, steel-point engraving (1850's), linen thread, leather, soil.
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