Something new from this past week. The coral in the picture above, 385 million years old, sit verso and recto like some ancient codex full of meaning. Sometimes with these objects the closer one looks the more there is to discover. This coral came from just down the road and it sits on metal grates picked out of a burned out factory. Together they speak a language I keep trying to learn.
Speaking of “just down the road”, because this area is so full of fossils I can often find them along the roadside. Simply taking a walk down the country lane where my studio sits can be an exploration in itself. These two were found on a brief stroll the other day.
Good weather got me out from the computer and I spent a few hours with a large rock that I had visited a few years ago. This became my office/work space on a delightful Spring afternoon.
And before I end this post, two points of interest:
I am honored to be this month’s featured artist on the ASCI website. For those not familiar, ASCI stands for Art and Science Collaborations Inc. Founded in 1988 by Cynthia Pannucci, it is an organization (of which I am a member) whose purpose is “…to raise public awareness about artists and scientists using science and technology to explore new forms of creative expression, and to increase communication and collaborations between these fields.”
Anyone interested in the intersection of art and science should pay them a visit.
It was a special night tonight. I got to watch my son, Shaun Balin, playing his fiddle live on American Idol. He played and sang background vocals for Lauren Alaina. She sounded great and so did he!! Can’t tell you how proud I am of him – for all he has done so far – and all that is surely yet to come. Great job Pal!
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