A new year begins so it is only appropriate that I begin 2013’s posts with some new and fresh work. I do not know what these two pieces portend, but that’s the idea, isn’t it? The fun and the beauty of the creative process, in fact the imperative of the creative process, is exploration. Like everything else, it’s more about the journey than the endpoint. The above image, thanks to the repetitive geometries, remind me of the early formalist Cubist work of George Braque…and the magical sculptural efforts of Futurist Umberto Boccione.The second new work, below, is part of my ongoing exploration of the local fossils and my attempts to incorporate them into other new found contexts. We’ll see how it goes as I move forward.
It seems that I have not yet exhausted my library of images from the Gallery of Paleontology and Comparative Anatomy in Paris. I simply couldn’t resist the “Cabinets of Curiosity” that ringed the exhibition spaces. In these particular views (things that I’ve never seen before), animal organs preserved in large jars were so arresting that I couldn’t resist spending time with them. Did I step onto the Island of Dr. Moreau or a bad episode of Futurama?!
Of course I had to include some more fossils from that visit, as well as one horse skull.A Eurypterid, the official fossil of New York State. And two more crinoids
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