0425 – Read All About It

img_5543_01_lr_10-1Regular readers of this blog probably remember this trilobite image, the result of a visit last Summer to Ithaca. Well, I’m happy to say that it now graces the front page of the Almanac section of this week’s Woodstock Times. It accompanies a two page profile about me written by Mikhail Horowitz. The article clearly shows not only how wonderful a writer Mik is, but also just how well he understands this “fossil” thing! Thank you, Mik, for such a thoughtful and perceptive article. (As of this writing, the article had yet to post. It will probably show up tomorrow (Fri.) and is already on the newspaper racks.)


IMG_9475_01_LR_10Prints of the images above and below will be auctioned off on Saturday, May 4, at Opus 40 in Saugerties,NY. Hungry For Music is the non-profit organization behind this fund raiser, the goal of which is “Providing the gift of music to underserved children with a hunger to play.” Thirty area artists (myself included) are donating art for a silent auction with the money raised going to the purchase of musical instruments for those children.


Musical Visions: Instruments Altered by Artists.

4-7 PM Saturday, May 4 at OPUS 40.

Come for the auction, the food, and the music

A most worthy cause in my book.


And now time for some fossils. One of the first things I realized once the good weather arrived was how remiss I was last Fall regarding leaf clean-up. So the other day I got out the blower and uncovered the many mounds of fossil-laden rocks I have created all around my little cabin studio in the woods.

IMG_9641_01_LR_12Different light, different moods make these once used subjects fresh all over again. The above cephalopod mold is more than 7″ long and 3″ wide. And the following image is an impression of a very large brachiopod (not local, but instead dragged here from up north during the last Ice Age).

IMG_9587_01_LR_10The remainder are various brachiopods, all local, all found within a few miles of my studio.

IMG_9650_01_LR_10 IMG_9671_01_LR_12 IMG_9663_01_LR_10 IMG_9574_01_LR_12And finally, this glyphic image, the result of the cracked rock cutting across a brachiopod, seems like it just escaped a cave wall at Lascaux.

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