The Blind Man

The Blind Man

Medium        :           Ceramic w/ found object

Size              :           14”W X 48”H X 11"D

Price             :           $2100

 

Inspiration:

Many years ago when I first began working in ceramic materials, I was inspired to construct this sculpture after watching a “Motown” reunion concert on television. I was inspired by comments made by both Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Understandably their perceptions of the world were a little different than sighted people, they saw color in notes and tones of their instruments, things seemed simpler for them. Their genius overcame what we saw as a handicap. They triumphed on the merits of their undeniable talents. I would love to meet people of such esteemed talent, to talk to them about what drives them. These are people that have climbed many mountains and fallen only to rise again.

The Blind Man - right profile

The Blind Man - right profile

Medium        :           Ceramic w/ found object

Size              :           14”W X 48”H X 11"D

Price             :           $2100

 

Inspiration:

Many years ago when I first began working in ceramic materials, I was inspired to construct this sculpture after watching a “Motown” reunion concert on television. I was inspired by comments made by both Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Understandably their perceptions of the world were a little different than sighted people, they saw color in notes and tones of their instruments, things seemed simpler for them. Their genius overcame what we saw as a handicap. They triumphed on the merits of their undeniable talents. I would love to meet people of such esteemed talent, to talk to them about what drives them. These are people that have climbed many mountains and fallen only to rise again.

The Blind Man - left profile

The Blind Man - left profile

Medium        :           Ceramic w/ found object

Size              :           14”W X 48”H X 11"D

Price             :           $2100

 

Inspiration:

Many years ago when I first began working in ceramic materials, I was inspired to construct this sculpture after watching a “Motown” reunion concert on television. I was inspired by comments made by both Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles. Understandably their perceptions of the world were a little different than sighted people, they saw color in notes and tones of their instruments, things seemed simpler for them. Their genius overcame what we saw as a handicap. They triumphed on the merits of their undeniable talents. I would love to meet people of such esteemed talent, to talk to them about what drives them. These are people that have climbed many mountains and fallen only to rise again.

Searching . . .

Searching . . .

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          58”W X 58”H X 11"D

Price             :          $2400

 

Inspiration:

What is real and lasting?...I often stop to pause and think, “What is real and lasting? How is it I have so many dear friends in my life? What have I done to deserve such friendship”?

We make choices from the moment we become aware of ourselves. We choose our clothes, our transportation, where we live, who we befriend, love and what we believe in. Most importantly we can choose who we are as people

As I sit looking at all the potential choices of my life.  I find myself searching for the person who wants to return my gaze.

Searching . . .  Sculpture detail

Searching . . . Sculpture detail

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          58”W X 58”H X 11"D

Price             :          $2400

 

Inspiration:

What is real and lasting?...I often stop to pause and think, “What is real and lasting? How is it I have so many dear friends in my life? What have I done to deserve such friendship”?

We make choices from the moment we become aware of ourselves. We choose our clothes, our transportation, where we live, who we befriend, love and what we believe in. Most importantly we can choose who we are as people

As I sit looking at all the potential choices of my life.  I find myself searching for the person who wants to return my gaze.

Searching . . . Detail

Searching . . . Detail

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          58”W X 58”H X 11"D

Price             :          $2400

 

Inspiration:

What is real and lasting?...I often stop to pause and think, “What is real and lasting? How is it I have so many dear friends in my life? What have I done to deserve such friendship”?

We make choices from the moment we become aware of ourselves. We choose our clothes, our transportation, where we live, who we befriend, love and what we believe in. Most importantly we can choose who we are as people

As I sit looking at all the potential choices of my life.  I find myself searching for the person who wants to return my gaze.

And Yet He Rises

And Yet He Rises

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          14”W X 45”H X 14"D

Price             :          $1500

 

Inspiration:

Our oceans have been pillaged, our forests destroyed, our air so polluted that we wear masks in our most populace cities. And for what? Who’s making these rules.

I rise up, what can I do to affect change?

Why are we working harder and saving less? Why are our children’s children being born into debt and indentured servitude? Why do 99 % of us live below a new poverty line. And for what? Why are they further behind?

I rise up, what can I do to affect change?

Who is benefitting from all of this consumerism? The land, the oceans certainly not the air! There are great things going on here, but why doesn’t it feel that way!

I rise up, what can I do to affect change?

Why can’t I trust those in authority? When did we stop hoping and dreaming, when did surviving become the goal and not the standard. And for what, why do I feel at greater risk than ever before.

And yet I rise.

And Yet He Rises

And Yet He Rises

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          14”W X 45”H X 14"D

Price             :          $1500

 

Inspiration:

Our oceans have been pillaged, our forests destroyed, our air so polluted that we wear masks in our most populace cities. And for what? Who’s making these rules.

I rise up, what can I do to affect change?

Why are we working harder and saving less? Why are our children’s children being born into debt and indentured servitude? Why do 99 % of us live below a new poverty line. And for what? Why are they further behind?

I rise up, what can I do to affect change?

Who is benefitting from all of this consumerism? The land, the oceans certainly not the air! There are great things going on here, but why doesn’t it feel that way!

I rise up, what can I do to affect change?

Why can’t I trust those in authority? When did we stop hoping and dreaming, when did surviving become the goal and not the standard. And for what, why do I feel at greater risk than ever before.

And yet I rise.

Vigilence - left profile

Vigilence - left profile

Medium        :          Ceramic w found object

Size              :          10”W X 46”H X 7.5"D

Price             :          $1400

 

Inspiration:

I am driven, I work hard.  I suppose it is because nothing has ever come easy for me. I have always prided myself on my ability to make up for my shortcomings with intelligent application of hard work.

Following one’s path in life is only EASY when you are constantly looking backward. The problem is if you constantly look back to your accomplishments, you stop…well… accomplishing anything new. You become content. Being content with my past accomplishments quickly makes me uneasy, I may as well stop using my hands. And you know what they say about idle hands.

We need to live in that moment of doing, seeing and being. We don’t need to be vigilant against others. No, we need to be vigilant against ourselves. Vigilant against being “content” with what we have done, as if that was enough - we have so much more in the tank that we can share.

We should stand on our accomplishments and look FORWARD to our next challenges. We need to be firmly rooted in “doing” now.

Vigilence - right profile

Vigilence - right profile

Medium        :          Ceramic w found object

Size              :          10”W X 46”H X 7.5"D

Price             :          $1400

 

Inspiration:

I am driven, I work hard.  I suppose it is because nothing has ever come easy for me. I have always prided myself on my ability to make up for my shortcomings with intelligent application of hard work.

Following one’s path in life is only EASY when you are constantly looking backward. The problem is if you constantly look back to your accomplishments, you stop…well… accomplishing anything new. You become content. Being content with my past accomplishments quickly makes me uneasy, I may as well stop using my hands. And you know what they say about idle hands.

We need to live in that moment of doing, seeing and being. We don’t need to be vigilant against others. No, we need to be vigilant against ourselves. Vigilant against being “content” with what we have done, as if that was enough - we have so much more in the tank that we can share.

We should stand on our accomplishments and look FORWARD to our next challenges. We need to be firmly rooted in “doing” now.

Indifference - Advisor series

Indifference - Advisor series

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          8”W X 12”H X 10"D

Price             :          $1100

 

Inspiration:

Indifference is a lack or concern in the things around you, when did we become so afraid, so selfish. When did “we” become “me”?

Intolerance - Advisor series

Intolerance - Advisor series

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          9”W X 12”H X 11"D

Price             :          $1100

 

Inspiration:

Is there a rise in our unwillingness to accept view, beliefs, or behaviour that is different from our own? When did we stop embracing one another, or have we just become too tolerant of others intolerance? Are we allowing others to express beliefs or views that we know are contrary to the common good? Where did my heroes go? Why aren’t we intolerant of our own apathy, when we see things going wrong? Are we really just that afraid?

 

I think change is coming, I believe this change will decide how we proceed as a people. There isn’t an easy answer, this is not the time to be afraid and let someone else speak your heart.

Looking Back: Walkabout Series - right profile

Looking Back: Walkabout Series - right profile

Medium        :          Ceramic w found object

Size              :          38”W X 27”H X 7.5"D

Price             :          $1400

 

Inspiration:

Do I have a choice in this? Is it destiny or fate? Am I a product of my environment or was I genetically pre-disposed to be who I am today? Curious indeed. Certainly much of who I am is genetic; my wonderfully dark skin, my stature and my health (good and bad parts). All of which had a heavy influence on who I am today.

Environment has its play as well: the nurturing of my parents and grandparents, the city, town and village that shaped my formative years, certainly these had influence on who I am.

I believe there is a third element on my side as well. I call it history or my place in time. Had I been born 200 years earlier in my ancestral train, who would I have been? Then there is this moment in time. Consider all the collective experiences in the room today and it is staggering to think of that much history coming together at this moment in time.

Let’s narrow that focus, consider all your collective ancestral experiences that brought you to be here today looking at this sculpture, making the interpretations you are making right now!

Looking back this is fantastic, mind blowing - every second of our existence, our ancestry has brought us here today.

Looking Back - Walkabout Series - Back profile

Looking Back - Walkabout Series - Back profile

Medium        :          Ceramic w found object

Size              :          38”W X 27”H X 7.5"D

Price             :          $1400

 

Inspiration:

Do I have a choice in this? Is it destiny or fate? Am I a product of my environment or was I genetically pre-disposed to be who I am today? Curious indeed. Certainly much of who I am is genetic; my wonderfully dark skin, my stature and my health (good and bad parts). All of which had a heavy influence on who I am today.

Environment has its play as well: the nurturing of my parents and grandparents, the city, town and village that shaped my formative years, certainly these had influence on who I am.

I believe there is a third element on my side as well. I call it history or my place in time. Had I been born 200 years earlier in my ancestral train, who would I have been? Then there is this moment in time. Consider all the collective experiences in the room today and it is staggering to think of that much history coming together at this moment in time.

Let’s narrow that focus, consider all your collective ancestral experiences that brought you to be here today looking at this sculpture, making the interpretations you are making right now!

Looking back this is fantastic, mind blowing - every second of our existence, our ancestry has brought us here today.

Peace

Peace

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          8”W X 14”H X 7"D

Price             :          $500

 

Inspiration:

I have always been a fan of drawing, painting sculpting hands. They are so very expressive. In fact I feel they are equal in expression to the human eye, but somewhat less so than the entire face. The advantage is hands are our second most powerful for of communication behind our voice.

his sculpture depicts the almost universal "Peace through Victory" hand gesture.  This can be seen front to back, however side views of this sculpture are a little more convoluted.

This particular sculpture was soda fired at a medium-high cone temperature.

Peace - profile

Peace - profile

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          8”W X 14”H X 7"D

Price             :          $500

 

Inspiration:

I have always been a fan of drawing, painting sculpting hands. They are so very expressive. In fact I feel they are equal in expression to the human eye, but somewhat less so than the entire face. The advantage is hands are our second most powerful for of communication behind our voice.

This particular sculpture was soda fired at a medium-high cone temperature.

Circle Vase

Circle Vase

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          7”W X 8.5”H X 2.5"D

Price             :          $300

 

Inspiration:

An attempt to throwa hollow donut shape. One of the trickier shapes I have attempted

Circle Vase - profile

Circle Vase - profile

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          7”W X 8.5”H X 2.5"D

Price             :          $300

 

Inspiration:

An attempt to throwa hollow donut shape. One of the trickier shapes I have attempted

Dragon Bowl - side

Dragon Bowl - side

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          11”W X 10.5”H X 11"D

Price             :          $500

 

Inspiration:

An Experiment in creating ceramic art objects that contain; Very thin, very thick and flat planar shapes.

his sculpture was soda fired at a medium-high cone temperature.

Dragon Bowl - Front

Dragon Bowl - Front

Medium        :          Ceramic

Size              :          11”W X 10.5”H X 11"D

Price             :          $500

 

Inspiration:

An Experiment in creating ceramic art objects that contain; Very thin, very thick and flat planar shapes.

his sculpture was soda fired at a medium-high cone temperature.