Sunday, May 25, 2008
Friday, May 23, 2008
May wrote this and sent it to me. I thought it was beautiful and wanted to share it with everyone:
The cube supposedly a dull, and a straightforward shape is transformed into a dynamic interactive circular form with no ending. Circling from one hand to another the cube symbolizes the shape of a universal home, housing not living people but living stories and histories. Like a story teller, the cube encapsulates different moments of our lifes, different issues that touch us, it is capturing the essence of art being a mean of communication.
You know, since we're creating a book----- I invite you all to share thoughts and writings to include in the book.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Hey... Everyone I finely got a chance to post my picture of the first side of block #56... The cube has moved on to my father...then to my uncle...I will post pictures of those as soon as I get them...
I love seeing all the other pictures of sides when they are done... Hope to see more soon...
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Happy mother's Day to everybody.
Monday, May 5, 2008
New participants as of May 5, 2008:
April Vollmer, New York, NY
Peter Leone McCormick, San Francisco, CA
Becca McCannell, Monmouth, OR
Printmaking Students at Western Oregon University
Robyn Sassen, Johannesburg, South Africa
Kim Berman, Johannesburg, South Africa
Members of ARTIST PROOF STUDIO, Newtown, Gauteng, South Africa
Carol Brown, Carson City, NV
Anne Getts, Boulder, CO
Sarah Chvilicek, Reno, NV
Lynn Schmidt, Reno, NV
April Townley, Reno, NV
Serena Skularek, Reno, NV
EunKang Koh, Reno, NV
Jill Brugler, Washoe Valley, NV
Kathelene Galloway, LaGrande, OR
Chad Sorg, Reno, NV
Traye Lovejoy, Reno, NV
Nicole Hamlin, Reno, NV
Carol Lynn Kirchner, Kirkland, WA
Chi Meredith, Corvallis, OR
Susan Paredes, Gig Harbor, WA
Morgan Lott, Sparks, NV
Alexandria Nicol, Sparks, NV
Jeff Dabney, Pembroke, NC
THis will be good!
I've carved two cubes (the first one was really hard... birch.... then I ordered fir cubes which are pretty soft and seem to be easy to carve.) I have dull student grade carvers, too. The ends of the cube are the hardest to carve out. A lot of the participants are using a small dremmel tool to carve with and even one participant used a wood burning tool.
No one has said anything about how they are stabilizing the cube. I just held mine, although I had a few "close" encounters with my fingers when I was carving at the corners.
It's an intriguing little piece of wood. My students seem to be having fun with them... I wish one cube would be finished soon, so I can print... I have the paper and the printing structure all ready to go!
There are two deadlines: End of August and End of December (for me to get them printed and sent back to everyone).... So I'm hoping that participants only take a week or two each person. I'll keep "reminding" everyone via email as we go along. The sooner a group gets one done, the sooner they get a print back.
Saturday, May 3, 2008
This is one of the neatest thing that I have taken part in... thank you Candace for the opportunity...
I will post a picture when I finish the week... I enjoy looking at the other pics...