Monday, March 21, 2011

farewell to winter and hello to spring

                                    
                                                                                                            
I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape. Something waits beneath it; the whole story doesn't show.   Andrew Wyeth
      

 

Spring is here and winter went out with a mighty storm around here.  The photo was taken by the Pacific Ocean on Hwy 1 in Northern California.  I printed it with saturated color on cheap printing paper and had it on the work table.  Breaking for lunch, I placed a fig I just burnished on top of the print.  It went together and I had to take a picture.  The fig is still greenware---it hasn't had a firing.  It has about five layers of terra sigillata each layer burnished with a polished pebble. Right now it is cool to the touch and very glassy. Once fired it will lose some of its shine and deepen in color. Its warmth waits underneath. 


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