Thursday, October 30, 2008

Morning walks with Will

During our walks up the Pemberton Steps, Will and I hone in on tree and pole textures, since they are easy for William to reach out and touch from the carrier on my back. He gets his dad and I up early....

Jeff and Will at 6 a.m.

Pemberton Steps

Al's Garden is around the corner from my house. It is very 'Finster'.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Curtis Jere in the kitchen and Studio

My tiny kitchen is going to be featured in a Japanese book! They are spotlighting the kitchens of artists, designers and store owners from the Bay Area. My friends Rae Dunn and Bradley Burch have their kitchens included as well.

I have these pop art Curtis Jere wall sculptures from the 60's and 70's hanging in my kitchen. The missing oversized 'ladle' from the series escaped me on eBay recently. I have no cupboards so the kitchen is a triumph of form over function, and never easy to navigate. The good news is that it is the perfect back-drop for my obsession...

My first C. Jere was purchased for the studio. The black birds got a mixed reaction from my crew.

This was soon to follow...
I have stopped questioning the obsession. This one is in my design room.

Monday, October 13, 2008

My fingers emit sparks of fire with expectation of my future labours. -Blake

Rivera ring, August 08, sans engraving

When I started engraving words into jewelry I was in my early 20's. I have been challenged and stretched in following this thread for all this time. Now I am curious to turn the creative page and see what I will make in my early 40's as a new mother and with the good fortune to have supportive followers who have been so positive the entire time I have been designing and putting myself out there. It has long been known that risk is essential to creativity, without risk, the danger of repetition robs the work of new, fresh ideas. I think these times we are living in demand new ideas, new ways of looking at things. I hope my work inspires those who wear it, and I am ready to feel that same inspiration of the new as an artist.