Lest you think I have a thing only for logs I find in the backyard, I think the following video will show that I am actually quite diverse in the type of media I work with when expressing myself.
Of course, the seasons do inspire me. For instance, last summer I found working with pots and potting soil very rewarding:
Unfortunately, my parents did not let me complete this project…oh the visions I had for this piece!
In winter, I work with what I have at hand.
In Michigan, I turned the Big House into a giant snow globe!
Here is proof that I was involved…took awhile to clean up after all that work:
In New Mexico it was accumulated snow on the ground I worked into the following sculpture:
I even posed by my completed work for my dad to take this picture. Good thing he got the photograph when he did since “My Jealousy” (Sammy) came, and despite my best efforts – well I’ll let you watch:
And yesterday, when dad was going over what he taken down during my dictation for yesterday’s blog (and making sure he didn’t mess it up…again) I was outside taking advantage of the recent drop in the temperatures in our neighborhood.
This time Sammy tried to play it cool – like he didn’t care but I could see in his eyes that he was in awe of my persistence at being creative. This comes through in the last bit of the video where he accepts his role as a subservient peasant while I sit atop my well deserved throne!
The Royal Tempest
PS: Sammy here. This is all I’ve got to say:
Or if you aren’t into the whole brevity thing: