All Life

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

Created for an Integrative wellness center, this piece is designed to be interactive. Viewers can rotate the entire piece on a ball bearing placed under the base.

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

This detail demonstrates the texture, revealing how the forms are “drawn” in space.

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

Piercing all the way through a block of this size is very difficult, but the dramatic result is worth the effort.

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

The original block weighed 10,500 pounds. Finished, it is around 5,000. It is an interesting feeling to rotate that much weight.

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

The piece is always sightly different in the landscape, as seen from the main building.

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

The depth of field of the piece is well shown in this detail.

All Life Indiana Limestone 8' x 3' x 3' (not including base) Stainless Steel Bearing
All Life
Indiana Limestone
8′ x 3′ x 3′ (not including base)
Stainless Steel Bearing

This piece was created over the winter of 2013-2014, and installed in the spring of 2014. It was a joy, despite the intense winter, to create this piece.

1-6-2013

Pastel On Canvas Over Wood44" x 34"
Pastel On Canvas Over Wood
44″ x 34″

Drawn during a cold spell (it didn’t get over freezing for several weeks). I draw these pastel abstractions laying flat on a table, and work without declaring a top or bottom until very near the end of the process, when I shift the canvas to an easel for the final touches.

1-19-2010

Acrylic on Canvas30" x 42"
Acrylic on Canvas
30″ x 42″

This piece was painted on Martin Luther King Day, I can’t remember the year… I think 2009… a wonderful party, great cooking, lots of amazing musicians… and me painting… this…. a memorable evening. Thanks to everyone who was there. And to MLK= thanks most especially to you.

2009 Summer

2009 Summer
Pastel on Paper
18″ x 24″

The coolest thing about making art (!?) is the way it can contain an entire place and time when it is brought out after years of awayness. I can remember this day perfectly. The light blue shape on the lower right is a yucca plant in full bloom.  Yuccas shoot up their fruit so fast. I love those yuccas.