well tomorrow is my art show with tod and jared here in huntsville tx. when i stop and give it a thought, i'm thinking WOW! this is really happening! when i lived in vermont tod and i always talked about trying to find a space to use to have our own private art show. yeah a gallery is great to be in and it is the way to go but sometimes you just want to do it your way and make it more intimate. for whatever reason the opportunity just never materialized and i wasn't very gun ho in vermont. i never seemed to 'click' with others and getting out there felt like crawling through a sea of glue. while i'm not in any established galleries in houston, i have been able to get a few pieces into 2 galleries with another on the way, all out of town. i have to say i am pleasantly surprised by how enthuised and responsive people are about my work here. lets hope i can keep riding this wave of momentum. it calls for lots of moving forward on my part, plenty of obstacles but also plenty of opportunities if i just keep moving.
and showing in saturdays group show, the debut of my Puzzle Heads. i hesitate to show these pictures of my puzzle table sculptures...the lighting is OH SO BAD. puzzle pieces tend to reflect and the colors just don't show right but here ya go... ladies and gentlemen i present to you 'the warrior' and 'the linguist'. these are both tribal heads. i picture the linguist as being a key figure in the puzzle-head tribe, fore it is the linguist who must bridge the gap between the other tribes. the warrior fights to the death any who dare impede upon the puzzle heads. the warrior is a redux, last year i began redoing him and was paralized by what to do. since moving to texas i have had such good response to my puzzle pieces i got re-motivated and finally pushed through to the next level of puzzle scuplting. the linguist was also started back in vermont 2 years (?) ago, and again, i was at a complete standstill. i like the base of the linguist, i recently acquired that while walking the railroad tracks. i cleaned it up, cut some metal flashing to fill the hole in the bottom, poured cement in it to anchor the pipe that the puzzle head is formed upon and whala. a zillion puzzle pieces recycled into ART!