Wood Fire

Lift Earth Rise , compositional sketch on guitar

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small eyes wonder

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A five year old little girl with a pension for the aesthetics of random objects

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while carving walnut to look like earth

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of the golden dust of osage

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he discovers eggs make lovely lanterns

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walk out to find these things from my Goldsworthy protégée

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the horse rolls out, making its provision and fuel

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Quercus rubra holds Quercus alba for a shave

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showing how much learning is found when a draw knife pulls through the grain

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and much beauty in the life of trees

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yielding four legs from the rugged giant of civilization (that is Mr. Q. Alba)

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back to the door. routing tongues and tenons, applying coiled energy to transferred pattern

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every fit feels like a miracle

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and the two become one

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“Onforan” becoming a door, framing a passage

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embers stirring embers

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into the incense of fearless youth

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a seed within a seed, life and healing travel in a mysterious shell

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later, the arrangement has changed, she’s at it again

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meanwhile, nature imitates nature

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round violently became flat, then eases its way into concavity

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green tips taken by the hoof-shod

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the edges wound-up by the steel-shod

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summits of pollen-yellow splendor arise from the dust

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in a moment, history and beauty merge and glow

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while the broad axe composes its song

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as it was written in fire

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as it was written in wood

Saint Thomas Grisaille

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Grisaille underpainting of the remaining disciples of Jesus gathered together in a locked room as Thomas touches the wound in Jesus’ side.

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Sprout

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“Sprout”, pear wood

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Walking Man of the Roots

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Walkning Man of the Roots, detail

Go On, Obed Edom

For many years the story and name of Obed Edom have struck deeply within me.  His story in the bible is pretty short.  As with many things I have tried to make my work a path into exploring this mystery.  This print is now finished.  To go along with its completion, I have included a song that I wrote a number of years ago of the same subject and with the same goal in mind.  I hope that they are moderately fitting accompaniment to a powerful story and special man who I know very little about.

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“I Chose You, Obed Edom” linocut, 12″x18″, sepia ink on French’s Durotone paper

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eyes and burning “V”, feather, wheat and cedar sprig in his head covering.

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Cherubim and Mercy Seat

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Obed Edom’s right hand

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three birds in his beard

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The Holy Ghost’s wild goose, and sleeping kestrel

There is a deeper root

Silver Trumpet edit
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Go On: Hermit

Recently, I had the opportunity to re-photograph this painting from 2001.  It is called Go On: Hermit, and is approximately 12″ x 10″.  There are many themes persistent in my work which had their genesis in this particular painting.  I hope that you enjoy being able to see it in greater detail and clarity than has been available previously.

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