Starting A New Year

I am more or less recovered from a nasty cold. If you’ve had this year’s cold virus, you know what I’m talking about. We are more than 3 weeks into this thing and my nose is still running…but the worst of it is over. And thankfully, the end came in time for the turning of the New Year.

2016 was a busy year in the studio. I am hoping that 2017 will be just as busy, if not more so. In preparation for the busy-ness, I was able to escape to the Monterrey coast for a couple of days with my parents. It was a nice get away from work, and a relaxing time with my folks, whom I don’t see often enough.

The patterns etched into the stone by the water mimic the patterns etched by the water into the greater landscape. This isn’t a map, but it could well be.

I like to visit the ocean. I don’t swim, or sail, or surf. I just love the landscape. The way the land meets the water. The way the water and wind act on the land. The powerful kinetic energy of the ocean which manages to be both overwhelming and calming. I love it.

It looks like Neptune may have been playing Tic Tac Toe in the stone. All of the patterns were made by the combined actions of the wind and water.

The forms and textures and patterns inspire me. The sound and action of the waves is calming. It all combines to provide a sense of renewal that runs parallel with the turning of one year to the next. May 2017 be calm, renewing, healthy, and prosperous!

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