Matchsafes to Hinder Random Combustion

Matchsafes to Hinder Random Combustion

I was browsing through a book on Art Nouveau recently and discovered a small selection of matchsafes. In the late 1800s, after friction matches were first introduced, they had the unfortunate habit of sometimes bursting into flames in your pocket...

December 11, 2019
Fragments from Bird on a Wire

Fragments from Bird on a Wire

Lately, I have been working to the timeless music of Leonard Cohen. I will always remember the first time that I heard one of his songs. It was Bird on a Wire.
December 07, 2019
Muse of Mine: Et Toujours! Et Jamais!

Muse of Mine: Et Toujours! Et Jamais!

While visiting The Museum of Fine Arts in Montréal several months ago, I discovered this terracotta sculpture by Emile Hébert. It has haunted my thoughts, in the loveliest of ways, ever since. This striking work almost made Hébert famous after causing a sensation at the Salon of French Artists in Paris (1859).
December 03, 2019
Reflections on Doubt

Reflections on Doubt

As I looked over my recent work, there was something not quite right. No matter what I tried, I couldn’t bring myself to “finish” anything. Something cruel began to nag at me.
November 30, 2019
The Silhouettes of Trees at Night

The Silhouettes of Trees at Night

The minute I discovered these images from Art Young's pen and ink drawing series "Trees at Night" from the 1920s, I was completely enthralled by them. There has always been something about the shapes and movements of trees that has called to me.

November 26, 2019
A Gift for You: Skull Sketch iPhone Wallpaper

A Gift for You: Skull Sketch iPhone Wallpaper

After sketching this study for my next tile, I thought it would make an interesting iPhone wallpaper to share with you. 
November 23, 2019
Fragments from Letters to a Young Poet

Fragments from Letters to a Young Poet

Despite the title, Rilke’s words are not limited to only the young or only poets. Over the past year, I have been reading (and re-reading) the letters and found them quite moving.
November 19, 2019
Muse of Mine: Sarah Bernhardt

Muse of Mine: Sarah Bernhardt

More commonly known as a celebrated actress in the late 19th century, Sarah was also a talented sculptress – often attacked for her “inappropriate” interest in the profession.
November 16, 2019
Recent Experiments

Reflections on Recent Experiments

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.
November 15, 2019