Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Day 84 #MakeArt365

Sparrow, pencil on filter paper, 2015
“Some say that we shall never know, and that to the gods we are like the flies that the boys kill on a summer's day, and some say, to the contrary, that the very sparrows do not lose a feather that has not been brushed away by the finger of God.”
-Thornton Wilder, The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Day 83 #MakeArt365

Concept Sketch for 'The Seventh Head of the Dragon Puppet Mask' (Tash Mask), pencil, 2015
'For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me'

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Monday, March 16, 2015

Day 75 ‪#‎MakeArt365‬

Wound Healing Assay XV: Fine Primo Tempo, watercolor, 2015

Wound Healing Assay: Some Perspective, watercolor, 2015

And there we have it. For all those carrying on by faith and not by sight as best they can.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Back to Work

So for those tired of portraits of the cut on my finger, I did some actual work today.

So I've been a little lax in the sculpture dept. lately. There's a background project which for some reason I've been shy about posting. But for most of the year I've been too sick, or its been too cold for serious wood work. Took advantage of the warm if overcast day and did some work outdoors. Started a new piece, worked a bit on a project abandoned by my brother years ago as a chair, which is becoming a bowl, and did a little grinding on the 'Throne for a Fool', which has gotten so waterlogged from several months under the snow even with a tarp that I can't tip it upright...

Unknown Just, WIP, oak

Vessel, WIP, ash

Throne for a Fool, WIP, oak

Day 74 #MakeArt365

Wound Healing Assay XIV, watercolor, 2015

'One of the penalties of an ecological education is that one lives alone in a world of wounds.'
-Aldo Leopold, A Sand County Almanac

Friday, March 13, 2015

Day 72 #MakeArt365

I've been getting confused with my posting lately. Nearing the end here, almost, almost.

Wound Healing Assay XII, watercolor, 2015

Day 70 #MakeArt365

Wound Healing Assay X,watercolor, 2015

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Day 69 #MakeArt365

Wound Healing Assay IX, watercolor, 2015

It's funny how as it heals, it gets harder to depict in an convincing and aesthetic (loosely speaking) way. There's a lesson in there somewhere.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Day 61 #MakeArt365

Wound Healing Assay I, watercolor, 2015

It is a truth universally acknowledged that carvers only cut themselves while tidying or talking to people while fiddling with their chisels. I actually did some pilot data analysis for in vivo wound healing assays in zebrafish at one point, poor zebrafish. It really is fascinating tho the large scale cellular rearrangements involved and the complicated molecular cascades that control it...