Sunday, January 31, 2021
Thursday, September 24, 2020
I quit teaching at Tompkins Cortland at the end of the semester, but I wanted to post work that was inspired by a project that we did in Design II. I have been playing with cubes and was commissioned by a friend to take the idea a step in his direction as a gem cutter. I designed 9 cubes that work together to create new relationships through different arrangements. The base was painted first and the rest of the pieces came from this composition.
Saturday, June 27, 2020
I shared a pic of that piece with Rennie Castelino of Bay Area Faceting in San Mateo who liked it enough to suggest Mark Oros (of Hashnu Stones in T-Burg) and I worked together in the creation of a new piece in which the same design would be transposed to stone using some extraordinarily beautiful Polish flint of his. After a couple of meetings with Mark, I made a new drawing and, on that basis, cut the paper templates needed to transfer the design to slabs of the Polish flint. Since the three rectangles central to the original design could not be carved out of the stone outright, following Mark's instructions I broke the design into eighteen different pieces. Mark then spent many hours cutting and polishing what would be the components of the final stone piece. Phenomenal work, his.