Greetings from Salida, CO.
I am here for a one month residency under the umbrella of Colorado Art Ranch. The theme for the residency and 3 Day Artposium is Wade in the Water. All of those in residence here have made or will make works related to this hot prescient topic.
I read yesterday in an Oregon Tilth – Water Issue from 2008 that “Water doesn’t need us. We need it.”
My project: Take Me Back – An exploration of water, local clay, and time
I am seeking local clay (or other packing substance when water is added) to make a repeated 3-D work from a mold I have brought with me from Chicago, IL and Lillstreet Art Center. I am creating a work that will eventually be drawn back to the earth through wind, rain, and snow.
My art tools and supplies: A plaster mold of a 30″ cob of corn. A shovel. Some hand tools and buckets. A discarded wooden table. Tarp. Maybe water and straw.
This is an extraordinary experience for me to be here. I think most good writing and art in a broad sense comes from the ordinary and every day. Stick with me this month anyway.
Special thanks to Peggy Lawless and Grant Pound of Colorado Art Ranch. It is a privilege to be here.