An artist friend said something a little while ago on Instagram which made me stop and think.
As I sat looking at the finished piece, I was drawn to her eyes and the way she was holding her arms. I sensed the tension we live in every day, perpetually suspended between the past and the future.
Some time ago, I attended a retreat with our OM Arts team. We spent four days, working through different activities, exercises, spending free times and meals together — the kinds of things you would expect for a team building retreat. One of the activities involved spending an extended time in individual prayer and listening, using […]
I have always been fascinated by how our arms and shoulders silently communicate our thoughts and emotions. Working with clay forces us to deal with the fact that the arms are the most slender feature of the body, and thus pose some serious technical issues
My first actual responses to the self isolation and “shelter at home” of the CoVID-19 crisis came as a simple image in my imagination — a blindfold.
It’s impossible to ignore the impact of the recent CoVID-19 pandemic on our lives and the way we interact with the people we are used to having around us. As an artist, I am finding it equally difficult to ignore the impact of our current situation on my art and creative process.
In 2014, at the OM Arts, Incarnate School of Art and Mission in Italy, I began a personal tradition. I spent two weeks with the students (out of the three month program) as they worked, building a community of Christ following artists. My role was observer and mentor, coming along side them as they created […]
The sculpture, Shattered, didn’t start out as a particularly profound piece of art, but it took one of my most painful moments as an artist to turn it into a signature piece. More of that story here. I have participated in the Southern Hands Artists Studio Tour (SHAST) for several years. This year, a group […]
Drawing dancers in their tutus, and the layers and layers of translucent tulle has always been a challenge for me … Trying to sculpt this in clay, … that was a technical challenge I had never been brave enough to attempt.
Fired terracotta clay, 12″ We live, so often, blinded by the darkness, both around us and within us. The light is there, but our eyes are closed to it. Then something happens, and we open our eyes. The harsh reality of the light both terrifies us, and calls us forward. We are faced with a […]
Many of the sketches and drawings which filled my sketchbook during my time in the Incarnate school in Italy came as a response to the experiences I went through there. One of these was the drawing, “Dwelling Deeply”.
Painlike a knife.I’m afraid to movelest I force it deeper. As years have gone by since since the passing of my father, I have begun to understand just how complicated my relationship was with him. In many ways, as I was growing up, I saw him as the perfect father — faithful to his wife, […]