his Saturday, at the Field House at the College of Saint Benedict’s, the All Saints Academy of St Cloud is putting on their annual fundraiser, called the Extravaganza. In gratitiude for the school donating an electric kiln to our project, I have given them a piece of pottery for the silent auction at the event. It is a Melitta- style coffeemaker that I made this fall, with the top designed to hold a cone-shaped paper coffee filter. The bottom could also be used by itself as a pitcher. The carving on the pot depicts three women in a garden tending corn, squash, and beans. It is meant to be a visual pun of sorts. The American Indians raised these three crops for thousands of years, planting them in groupings and calling them the Three Sisters, which is what I call this piece.
The Intention of this Blog
is to share my adventure of repurposing my family farm into art space and re-rooting myself in an 'old fashioned' way of life with my folks, the original Do-It-Yourselfers. It is a platform for me to share with others the things that I learn as I apprentice myself to my parents and grandparents.
"You cannot express, whatever your walk in life, unless you have a system of expression; and you cannot have a system of expression unless you have a prior system of cognate thinking and feeling; and you cannot have a system of thinking and feeling unless you have had a basic system of living." -Louis Sullivan "The Kindergarten Chats: The Art of Expression: 1"
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