The T Pot and T Cup were designed in the 3D software Blender. A mold was then printed and the forms cast in porcelain. The design is inspired by the floor plan of ‘T’ Space, the nonprofit gallery in Rhinebeck, New York.
While reflecting on the reasons to make paintings, I deduced the source. I believe The Brain is the essence of encaustic painting; while thinking about it, I made many.
I came to reason that the essence of painting was in its process—the doing; then it becomes in past tense—the did of it—and finally it is action—the denting of the canvas. On arriving at this conclusion, I created the epitome of painting.
I posed as a preacher with the intention of bringing to art a distinction between right and wrong. I traveled across Manhattan carrying a portable podium to signal my message.
The installation Let’s Talk About Art, included the Preacher’s Podium facing pews, The Brain and easels which the audience used to make comments about Art. The Biannual outdoor sculpture exhibition was curated by Alan Baer at Byrdcliffe Guild, Woodstock, NY.
A book placed on the podium was titled How to Paint a Painting. The lecture to be given: Do, Did, Dent.
The Preacher’s Podium became functional art in 2011 for the ‘T’ Space Gallery. Many poets and announcements have been presented from the podium during the art events of ‘T’ Space’s summer season. Shown here is the poet Mei-mei Berssenbrugge.
The Poets Memorial Candles are small busts each named for a poet to be read by candlelight.
The Poets Candelabra features the Poets Memorial Candles.
The Book Paintings is a series in which each is defined by a concept. The example here is a story of an event that occurred in the early 1980’s. A pregnant ally cat gave birth to kittens in my ground floor studio in Brooklyn. The neighborhood kids in the street wanted to see the kittens. I was put in the position of telling them the facts of life.
The Book Paintings series included this traditional still life painting featuring a photo of a calculator. This 1982 intuition forecast the future.
In Advance of a Swept Room was created as a critique of Marcel Duchamp’s In Advance of a Broken Arm. His sculpture of an appropriated shovel initiated the concept of a “readymade.” Henceforth, art could be functional and need not be made by the artist.
I countered this concept of anti-art by carving a broom by hand that looked like it could function but, with such stiff wooden tines, could not.
The Still LIfe Painting, Votive Stand, has everything a painting has: canvas, stretcher bars, vegetables and fruit, except for paint. They stand as an offering.
The collection of Still LIfe Paintings, Votive Stands.
The World Toy Company Packages are a critique of consumerism. Each expresses, from a different perspective, a concept missing a function. Yet all are packaged, ready to sell. For example, “Hope for Anxious Love,” is a small red plastic bag to wear around one’s waist and holds two chunks of coal.
Along the way things come up and their traces are left behind. This section accounts for some of these objects with a brief explanation of their reasons to be.