action vs. inaction

talkers vs. doers
action vs. inaction
the rest becomes the subject of tedium.

to achieve greatness, we must live in the "now."
we must act in ways which move our lives forward.

i woke up this morning with the conviction that
we must take charge, individually and collectively, of our own destinies.
hoping or living according to expectations -- our own or otherwise, is stiffling.

my resolve for the day is to trust.
trust that if we simply act upon how we feel or do what we need to do,
it's the most any of us can hope for.
trust that it's okay to not know where we're going.
trust that the sculpture will become what it's meant to be.


Marin MOCA announcement

the reception for the Art League of Northern California national show will be at the grand opening for the new Marin MOCA

Saturday 9/1/07, 5pm - 7 pm



from my archives, i pulled this first oil.
there's a naive freshness from early work, that i'm looking to recapture in my more recent work


beauty and resolve

the *notion* of beauty:
we like to be near it, have it in our homes, have it in our lives, and hopefully have it in ourselves.
there are even times when we seek to somehow posess it.
is beauty something tangible that can be possessed?

is this the reason that the cosmetic and fashion industries are so lucrative?
is this why we want to be artists or collectors of art?
isn't beauty in the eye of the beholder?
is beauty something that's fleeting?

are there times when we have to resist getting too close to beauty?
can something be both ugly and be beautiful?
is it a matter of perception versus presentation?

i'm uncertain whether or not the two can be mutually exclusive.

random thoughts from the day.

More sculpture from 2006-2007

"delicate 2007"

"reclining looker"


clutter and irony

Today, on my walk across our beautiful City, I stumbled upon this sight.

(click image for enlarged view.)
Upon the handwritten sign is"Please pass papers through the gate and not on the sidewalk."
You can see why ;) Somehow, I find this amusing and ironic, but perfect in so many ways. This is the absurdity of life.

Yesterday's walk, much prettier:


Variations on a theme

The first sculpture is "Man Not Quite Broken." It's a forton cast.

The next is "Empting Nesting,"
a bit of commentary about looking to ourselves to fill empty nests.
I'll leave it to you, to determine the context of "nests" and "self."


Submissions, Summer 2007

Sometimes we need to submit to what we need to do.

When you believe in what you're doing, you do it until you can not do it any longer.

"Sometimes it falls upon a generation to be great. You can be that generation," Nelson Mandela 2006