Initiation, View No1, wood, leather cord, 22” x 16” x 13”, $1800
The piece called “Initiation” began with wonder and a pile of black walnut scraps. I glued them together on a curve, then faired the faces and edges smooth. That gave me an intriguing form I hadn’t imagined at the outset. It reminded me of a piece of body armor, protection for the left half of the chest.
I've been through this new year thing sixty times now, and never once have I felt the slightest shift or hitch in the smooth rollout—the countdown hits zero, the ball lands, the numbers flip—under the clever costume I am still you, here. Everything has changed; nothing has changed—the blessing and the curse of time in one steady swirl, ever balanced on a single point—poised, drawing this breath. Ahhhh.