Tuesday, November 14, 2006
I can't do any creative work yet because I have to put sleeves on a number of pieces for my solo exhibit. They have to be delivered the day after T-giving wknd - ack. Will I ever learn to put sleeves on when I make a piece? Probably not. However, the images below may inspire me. Sunday in Raleigh was wet and cold. On the way back to class from lunch,a few of us were walking together and Scott Murkin spotted these in the street. I grabbed my camera. While they look like random formations of leaves in the wet gutter,Scott said he thought there was nothing random about them: they had been blown into their patterns by the direction of the wind. They remind me of sand formations, also blown by the wind. Scott maintains that everything has a pattern, whether we are aware of it or not. In nature, this is probably true. Then, of course, there are behavior patterns -- but that is another subject We found out that these are the leaves of the willow oak. We were talking about oak leaves on the way to lunch (the sidewalks were full of them) - and about the different kinds of oak trees. A student overheard us and came running after us with a ton of information about oak leaf shapes. You never know who is listening, or what you can learn when people volunteer information.
at 10:29 PM