Alabaster and Redwood Burl
working on this piece, I was asked what it was going to be. I
replied that wasn't any 'thing', that I just made forms. This
one is like a kaleidoscope pleasurable to look at it, it
changes as you move it around, and you can see different things
if the light strikes it in different ways. If you feel along the
groove on the rough side, you will feel some roughness. You have
to work extremely hard to see what it is, but there are words
there. I don't feel it's especially necessary for them to actually
be readable, in fact I try to make them as unobtrusive as possible.
This one says, "kaleidoscopes are necessary." In time
they may wear off, or dirt and oils may fill in the cracks and
make the words readable, I don't know only time will tell.
sentiment remains the same. One of the reasons I prefer making
pieces relatively small is that I like to hold them. I'm a very
tactile person and the feel of a piece is as important to me as
the visual aspect.