Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Listening to the Sounds of a Different Drummer

   
 

Art is about being curious. About knowing how things hold meaning — trying to make sense of oneself, one’s environment. 
Kiki Smith
 
Prudence and the Pileated Woodpecker

Deep fall has come.  It is very hard to spend any time indoors wedging clay.  Or glazing for that matter.  The morning fog has returned---muffling the sounds of nearby commerce. On other hand, it ampliflies the hammering noise of a Pileated Woodpecker. Its red crown bobbing to the sounds of different  drummer...tilting its head to eye its work. Making adjustments. It must love the soft wood of the Bishop pine---now studded with holes and stuffed with autumn acorns. Industrous nature art at its most expressive..




8 comments:

  1. Love Prudence with her woodpecker holes. Her expression makes me wish she could talk . . . she knows something!

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  2. Yes and I get a feeling she's not telling :)

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  3. I love the sound of Autumn in your word, Charlene. A wondrous time it is.

    We all have a unique inner drumbeat. Grooving to our own personal rhythm is so good for the soul.
    And autumn has such a deliciously slower, deeper beat as everything slows it's pace.

    Pretty Prudence and her Woodpecker knows ;)

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    1. Mid-November is when I finish up all the holiday market things and close down the studio for two months. I find it is best because I am easily distracted by bright and beautiful Autumnal colors. Day dreaming and deep breathing is best done in late fall. Prudence and Woody know best. ;)

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  4. Very nice creations and words. Fall is generous :)

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  5. Hello IIona...thank you for your kind words...we get fall colors late here so by mid-November it is a chance to enjoy autumn.

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  6. I wondered about the holes but when you said pileated woodpecker I knew, can't wait to see her finished; love the quote at the top so true.

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    1. Hello Linda-
      Kiki Smith is an artist of extraordinary works that embodies that quote. She is one of my favorite artists. As to Prudence and Woodpecker, they are done. I just haven't had the chance to post. Thanks!






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