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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hought I’d snap a picture of the beautiful tree beside the barn in it’s fall plumage. My sister Paula, in fact, planted this tree into a styrofoam cup in kindergarden from a seed of the huge honey-locust tree standing outside … Continue reading
he gap in recent posts was because I spent most of the last 10 days helping fire my former teacher, Richard Bresnahan’s giant wood kiln at Saint John’s University. This firing was three years in the making, and I led … Continue reading
f any of you are in the cities tomorrow night and want to check out something cool, I am showing sculptures of mine at the ConTRAst Collective’s Move! event at Honey in Mpls. Promises to be an interesting evening with live music … Continue reading
was asked to make the awards for the annual Millstream Arts Festival happening on September 29th all over downtown St Joe. I made them out of porcelain, brushed on a coating of black tinted clay slip, and then carved the … Continue reading
y folks have also been shelling navy and black beans from their garden lately. I think I understand Jack and the Beanstock better: for a smooth round dry bean is a magical thing.
f you haven’t seen the great article that Lynn Fischer wrote about this project, check it out here.