It’s been four weeks since I was last able to visit the Falls. Between a badly twisted ankle ( turned the same ankle twice in one day) and work and family obligations, I have had to remain close to home. In just such emergencies, I have an ample supply of Falls materials at home. I prefer working in the larger context, but home will do in a pinch.
I made this small table-top piece last night for a work colleague who recently lost her mother. My friend had expressed a wish to own one of my works and since her mother was an artist, thought this might be a nice way to offer my condolence. This work incorporates found wood, Styrofoam, coal, plastic, and the shells from Asiatic clams.
Over the years, I have made many smaller pieces ( my family calls them “Foamies”) and I have sold and given them away as presents. I get asked to donate to many not for profit art auctions and I usually give these smaller works all made from materials gathered in my walks at the Falls of the Ohio.
Now that I have scratched my itch to blog and published another image, I can move on! The ankle is getting better, the cool fall weather with its great light quality is here. I have a few opportunities (including work in an exhibition) coming up soon and I’m feeling upbeat! I promise another post soon.