The Art of Reycling


"...While pattern is in a sense an artificial product, it is not so much man-made as a technique for reducing nature to something more "natural" still. It is not a vaunting of man's humanity, but a hymn to nature's mysterious power. In a good pattern, man is faithful to laws; one detects in it a true humility" (Yanagi, 1989 p.117).

  Richard brought home these antique hand forged leather punches from the scrap yard. They were piled inside an old time dented steel pail.  Upon laying eyes on these tools, I had visions of their use in creating sculptural elements for "The Offering" series. Now, c leaned and oiled; they will not stick to the clay.   There is grace in the continuum. I am grateful to be a part of the resurrection of these beautiful tools. They will regain life with use. Oh, the mosaics...

Richard brought home these antique hand forged leather punches from the scrap yard. They were piled inside an old time dented steel pail.  Upon laying eyes on these tools, I had visions of their use in creating sculptural elements for "The Offering" series. Now, cleaned and oiled; they will not stick to the clay.  There is grace in the continuum. I am grateful to be a part of the resurrection of these beautiful tools. They will regain life with use. Oh, the mosaics...