Mighty honored to be reviewing...

Turns out that I'll be helping review 3-D portfolios at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (May 9-11, 2014, Kansas City, MO). Most honored, and will bring my brain. I'm so eager to see all the remarkable work  that's bound to be there -- lots and lots of it!

Friends, here's more info on the 3-D portfolio reviews, and how to sign up, from the folks at SFAL3:

3D PORTFOLIO REVIEWS will be held at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live this May 10th in Kansas City, MO. www.sfalkc.com
Wed. April 9 at 12 noon Central Time Zone will be when sign-ups open for portfolio reviews at the Spectrum Live website on the NEWS page.
https://spectrumfantasticartlive.com/?page=news
Each person is limited to 2 reserved spots (to try to give everyone a chance) and we'll see about setting up a hotline here on Wed. morning.
Giving 3D portfolio reviews will be, Tim Bruckner, Forest Rogers, Virginie Ropars, J. Anthony Kosar, Dan Chudzinksi, Brandon Shiflett and Jarrod Shiflett.

(It looks like who's reviewing has shifted a little -- though happily we still  have Shifletts!)

 

Baba Chicken

WIP in medium NSP Chavant clay -- Baba Yaga's Chicken, done in one of the superb classes at AnatomyTools.com. Jordu Schell and Andrew Cawrse were teaching, a couple of years back. That was enormous fun and great experience -- highly recommended. Just dug these snapshots out:

Be sure to check out AnatomyTools -- great workshops, supplies and anatomical reference figures:

Tim Bruckner on Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3, May 9-11

If I figure out how, I'll post some of the wonderful artist videos Tim Bruckner has put together to represent Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 (SFAL3) May 9-11, 2014. But alas! I'm not quite sure how to do it. So, here's a link to Tim's FaceBook page, where you will find those and also of course Tim's own fabulous work!

Also, there will be a 3-D portfolio review opportunity at SFAL3, with some of the best offering their thoughts:

Click image to visit the SFAL3 page!

Click image to visit the SFAL3 page!

Most Honored!

Immensely Honored to have Goblin Spider nominated for an award in the dimensional category of Spectrum Fantastic Art, in company with Jarrod Shiflett & Brandon Shiflett and other artists Fantastic in all senses of the word! The winners will be announced at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live, on May 10 this year. Spider feels in incredibly good company, and humbled by her nomination:

Portrait of a Navajo Grandmother

It was my honor to create this piece for a Navajo family, commissioned by their good friend M.M.   It is my best effort at likeness of their Grandmother, who had a wonderful face.  She is depicted with twin lambs.

Portrait of a Navajo Grandmother, in Kato Polyclay, about 14" tall.  

While searching

My lover is the silence of time, 

from whom is concieved 

enormity. 

I am the raging of ashes. 

You, who might have been he,  

are not here. 

 

~ Lou Rogers 

 

While searching for a couple of poems for my Aunt's memorial, I came upon one my mother wrote. My father had been many years gone when she wrote it. No one ever stepped into his place in her life. Indeed, it summarizes much about her life, and that also of a friend who died by her own hand in 2005. When there is no living human center in a life, there is sometimes in the end a simply a merciful closing of the book. For all those who stand alone in the hollow of the world, peace.

 

By Lou Rogers

Faraway

Now at this hour my Aunt's memorial is happening, faraway. I could not be there in person, but thoughts are there. She was my father's twin sister. Though she and he departed many decades apart, in a sense I feel they went hand in hand, for they both chose their deaths, and chose to die in water. A river and a lake, beautiful and loved. He was 35 years old, she was 90. There is a kind of poetic mirroring, these two so close and so far.

 

Next time I shall die
Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels;
After that, soaring higher than angels-
What you cannot imagine
I shall be that.

                             ~ Rumi