Thursday, February 15, 2018

chasing, repousse Honey Bees and one Fish

Bee Bracelet #1
was completed the day I had to send it out to the buyer
so there really isn't a good photo of it.
Bee Bracelet #2
is done.

Both are of Aluminum, 
sealed with a unique laquer brought to my attention by Golden Paints
The earlier fish bracelet, also aluminum,
 has been worn nearly daily 
by a coffee shop owner for the past nearly 5 years.  

There is no trace, or sign of sealer failure, 
or any kind of discoloring, or marking on skin. 
It's pretty remarkable stuff.
More metal found HERE.

KELEN woodprint, "Early Man" wins Purchase Award

On December 9th,
I was able to post:
So, I'm happy to announce,
my print, 
“Early Man,” 
has been accepted for inclusion in the Minot University 
Northwest Arts Center’s Americas 2018: Paperworks exhibition. 
 The juror was Linda Whitney.
And then, on February 14th, 2018
I posted:
"I'm REALLY HAPPY to announce 
that this print has won their purchase award!! 
I just found out!!!"

Sunday, February 04, 2018

New MetalHeads

These are the latest two:


The first two metal heads were made crudely and quickly.
I made them out of desperation. 
I needed to find something that worked
as Personal Protectors.

  An experiment.
They would reside close to my ears.
They will listen and hear 
whatever comes off the radio,
out of speakers, out of mouths,
hearing everything within earshot
in all my surroundings.
They will hear it all.
Absorbing all,
 before any of it has a chance to reach MY ears.
They will filter out all bad, 
all lies, 

and all disturbing noise.
I suppose that's why they have already disturbed expressions.
Knowing these first two would need to be relieved,
I began to make more.
I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them yet.
I make them as needed. 
There will be more.