Category Archives: Collaboritive Work

Compass Rose

Collaboration

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“Compass Rose” circa 2016
Highfired Soda
Hallmarked collaboration between Zygote & Jessica Fong
$90

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Cut Flowers

Jess and I went back at it this weekend, still working to fill the 4 square feet that we acquired in a salt kiln. It’s not hard filling that space, but filling it on short notice and with intention, especially me, with no material experience with salt firings, that’s a bit more of a jog.


Still, I’m pretty excited about all the greenware that’s been getting made. Lots of experimental works and, of course, we finally got a chance to add a little skull flower. I had been trying hard to restrain myself, but it needed that cherry to complete the design.

 

The whole load is filled with lots of risk. Not a single sure thing in the bunch, but results should be exciting to play with when they exit the kiln. I’m hoping for one or two racers out of the lot, I really would be quite happy with that. I’m still gladly open to more, but one or two gems and I’d be just fine.

The Dreaming Rock

“The dream must be vivid and continuous”…
“The dream must be vivid and continuous”….
“The dream must be vivid and continuous”…

ProcessTo say this with belief and conviction does not make this so.

ProcessI do not desire to tell others what to believe.

I do not paint reality.

I am not a story teller.

ProcessI do not get to sit next to my audience and fill in the details.

I am a craftsman and an Artist, laying a playful trap to engage another’s thoughts, pull them away from the reality of the “now”, giving them a small gift of detachment.

I give abstractions laced with naive references to hidden narratives.

IMG_1928It’s the viewers task to pull apart the threads and discover themselves in the Dreaming Stones.

“Darkness Between The Fireflies”

“Darkness Between The Fireflies”
Music byMason Jennings
I woke up before you in the total darkness
Early morning

I could hear the wind in the trees

I was looking for the light to bring you out

From the shadows
Redefine you now for only me
And honey i’m sure
That you’ve been in love before
Plenty of men have held high places in your eyes
And jealousy has got no use for me
The past is beautiful
Like the darkness between the fireflies
I was driving faster through the Appalachians
I could see the world go out below me in the sun
You should know by now
That someone’s always been there
Long before you
You’re never going to be the only one
And honey i’m sure
That you’ve been in love before
Plenty of men have held high places in your eyes
But jealousy has got no use for me
The past is beautiful
Like the darkness between the fireflies
Beautiful like the darkness between the fireflies

“the Darkness Between Fireflies”¬† is a collaborative vase done with Jessica Fong in the spring of 2013