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a mary pot

a mary pot

10/07/2012

done crossed over

done crossed over

10/07/2012
 The "Done Crossed Over" art show was a project I did in 1995 and received a New Form Regional Initiative Grant. Thirty bottles were thrown, fired, and mashed into a wet slab of clay. Then the pot was buried next to an abandnoed house around the state of Oklahoma. A map of where the pot was burried was mounted inside the slab. It took four years before I had the show at IAO gallery in OKC. The show had photographs of the house where the pot was buried and the slab image of each pot. The idea was that the slab image held the spirit of when the pot was made and the buried bottle was merely a fossil of the process. One could break the slab, take the map, dig up the pot and own the empty hollow vessel.

a baker potter

a baker potter

10/07/2012

notre dame

notre dame

10/07/2012

tiringham

tiringham

10/07/2012

first art show 1977

first art show 1977

10/07/2012
My first art show was in St joe Michigan. My father had, died in the fall of 1977. He had worked with tube radios in the navy during world war ll, and continued  to work in electronics after the war. As a boy I used to play with my dad's old tube radio equipment ,making robots out of them. A few months after my father died I was photographing an old abandoned church,and found inside the vestibule a pile of tube radios. I took the radios to a gallery and called the show pete after my dad. The show pete said what I was trying to say in clay.Be open,let it come out ,work for that spontaneous spiritual moments which is the elliment of chance and the gift of nature. An art credit asked me what is art? I said art is my grandmothers potato soup a simple combinations of flavors which comes together with love.

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