A Work in Progress

“I may not have gone where I intended to go, but I think I ended up where I needed to be.”  One of my all time favorite quotes from one of my all time favorite authors – Douglas Adams…I have spent the past 20 years moving about on this moving planet looking for my proverbial “forever home”…not sure I’ve found it yet, but what a trip it’s been!  My art work is inspired by everything I’ve learned, seen, and heard.  Sometimes, when I start a piece, I don’t know where it’ll end up, but the process is addictive and energizing.  I can go to bed lost and unsure and I’ll wake up at 4AM with an “aha” moment, knowing where I need to head next (that is – if  I don’t fall back to sleep before I’ve have time to write it down)…I’m not sure that’s the “right” way to art, but it’s the only way I know…

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This piece started on the drawing board as a snake, making an “s” curve…but as I continued, it wanted to be an inchworm, progressing through life – always moving forward, always with anticipation…each of those circles is a bit of glass approximately 1/4″ – I think there are about 5,000 of them…you can imagine, progress was slow, anticipation great…but forward I went…just as in life…

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One response to “A Work in Progress

  1. This little guy is whimsical and inspiring. I can relate to him … I think it’s a sign of wisdom when we come to peace with the times of inching along when we want to sprint!

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