Showing posts from August, 2012


A few times in my life, I’ve taken big risks and the results were both world-changing and emotion charged. After the fact, I have never regretted having taken those risks. But as I get older, I find the notion of change and the spectre of dealing with intense emotion more frightening. Over the past 5 years with my day job, I have run into numerous roadblocks where the at least one of the options for getting past them (usually the most exciting option) involved taking significant risk. I have backed away from those – and in almost every case, the result was a perpetuation of the status quo – but with a bit less pizzazz and enthusiasm. Looking back, I have regretted my lack of courage in every one of those instances. I ask myself why am I so risk averse now? Middle age is the perfect time to walk the tightrope across the falls. My life expectancy is relatively short - and with the diminishing relevance that inevitably accompanies old age – my life expectancy as a contribut

Earth Magic

"Earth Magic" was completed at the Rice Lake gallery 2012 sculpting workshop. It stands about 14 inches and weighs approx 30 pounds. It's made of Zimbabwean serpentine - at the harder end of the hardness scale and feels more like a gigantic piece of jewellery in some ways than it does like a sculpture. It bears considerable resemblance, in feel at least, to some of my more representational pieces like "Sorcerer" - which is made of Brazilian soapstone.