Thursday, April 29, 2010

intuitive touch

will the artifacts cease to inform us
as the intellegence of the hand-made diminishes?
when we pick up a hand tool, be it a fountain pen
or a hand plane, will instinct carry us across the void
so we can carry some special traditions forward?
is anthropology more crucial now than ever before
for it's lessons in, how they used to do things?

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Sunday, April 18, 2010

earth day

will we deny the
interconnectedness of
all things?
will we be

the flycatchers have
a nest of moss built in the woodshed
there was snow on the ground yesterday
the canopy will be bursting into solid green
by the end of the week

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

nickle copper

it's an alloy that has the qualities that make it a good choice for a marine environment
and it does oxidize green
but unlike stainless or silicon bronze you can cut it with a bandsaw
so it's sympathetic to hand fabrication

i made these caps to be bedded with 3M 5200 to keep the water from following the chain plates through the deck
of Calypso

earth air fire and water
imagine the wood smoke
of a viking departure
drifting skyward
through the treetops

Friday, April 2, 2010

i was cooking
over woodfire
in the woods
at sun set
in a T shirt
this first day
of songbirds
of spring


the components of this blog
are arranged
to echo
the nuances
of the incremental
changes in
flow of the seasons
as you become aware of
and seek to record
the change in
the change
moment to