Cu

The Deeping Cold outside says to me, “Jack, it is a good time be indoors cutting copper into the flying fish of provision.”

“Indeed!” says I,  “but let us not forget those who toil without such comfort.”

“Verily!” says the Deeping Cold.

plate making01

bevel

plate making02

edge dust

plate making03

the transition

plate making04

gouache

plate making05

upon which to draw

plate making10

cultivators

plate making06

scribe

plate making07

awe

plate making08

hard meets soft

plate making09

line upon line

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slowly slowly

Late May, Part 1

Here is a song to enjoy with these photos from around New Boaz in late May. Desert Ladder, banjo.

cultivating on the wd

cultivating on the wd

phlox

phlox

retro fitted wheel-hoe

retro fitted wheel-hoe

asparagus

asparagus

greenhouse

greenhouse

the shop lean-to in the evening

the shop lean-to in the evening

peening a salvaged scythe blade

peening a salvaged scythe blade

stacking hay on the rack

stacking hay on the rack

flathead season

flathead season

Cabinet door for the Bighorn River Lodge

Cabinet door for the Bighorn River Lodge

joining ash

joining ash

sawing dovetails in ash

sawing dovetails in ash

Jonah on the easel

Jonah on the easel

Morels, Sangreal, Forge and Tree

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The End of the Valley, guitar, accordion, fiddle and banjo.

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The Dove and Rings

Dove and Rings Engraving

The Dove and the Rings, copper engraving, 2003

dove detail

I have been rephotographing some of my work as I update the pages here at The School of the Transfer of Energy.  I always forget about this engraving that I did back in 2003 for the wedding announcement of my greatest friend.  There is nothing in my experience to compare with the quality of line that comes from engraving copper.   My poor example here is nothing compared to the great masters of this art, both living and dead.  All the same I breath a deep breath of satisfaction at seeing the beautiful lines brought about by such force and intensity as the cutting of the copper and the pressure of the press.