Monday, November 28, 2011


a distant village
and the distant time

Thursday, November 24, 2011

november blue


how much of the light that surrounds us
on a sunny afternoon in late november
is coming from the sun
as compared to that light that comes through reflection
and then, how much is coming from
the illumination of the atmosphere?

with the first snow cover
the reflected light component
looses it's colour
and the difference in the colour temperature
is a significant shift towards the blue /violet

15.5 x 15.5 in. oil on masonite

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

seasons change

on the subject of
it's been all about wheels lately
...the tractor was leaking calcium from the
right rear
the tractor's rim needed
chipping and hours of grinding,
sand blasting and
welded in patches and
an epoxy layer to seal the inside of the rim

what could be more enjoyable?
pressure washing and wire-brushing
and painting
and it's been
below freezing out
the tractor tire was reassembled today.
the calcium/ loading was pumped from the other tire
and then there were three set of rims
to be cleaned, painted and oiled
and then
the truck's brakes needed attention
and then
cleaning the under-carriage of the truck
for "rustproofing"
but there was a sunny day in these days of
changing seasons

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011

maintenance, restoration and sustainability

a meditation
on shifting perspectives to
appreciate the integrity
as a direction
perhaps more familiar
in the mater-of-fact
hand made dovetails
in an old cherry chest of drawers
to enjoy the work
of restoring some old
well-made thing
both for the satisfaction of
the achievement
but also as a connection to
the inventiveness and personality
from which it sprang
the 1939 Ford tractor for example
has an etched plate with a long list of
patent numbers including
one for the
three point hitch