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Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - Red Rock, East Chatham NY

Wire art series #10 - Sliding Home, ca. early 1990's, photographed April 25, 2009
Wire art series #10 - Sliding Home, ca. early 1990's, photographed April 25, 2009

About fifteen years ago I started playing around bending wire into bird, animal, and human figures and some inanimate figures as well. Back in April I was showing some of them to Kate and with her encouragement we spent a sunny morning photographing them. I'm presenting a few of those images in a series here.

Night camp

On my property off Less Traveled Road - The Home Place, Red Rock, East Chatham NY

Concentrated Space Intensifies Everything

A small, concentrated domestic space intensifies everything. It’s like the fire we live around—move it close together and the flame flares up, spread it apart and the fire goes out. We have always lived in small houses, but this one is the smallest and the best. Here I feel all my loose and wandering thoughts are gathered up and made whole. It is an antidote to a world of distractions. It is a world unto itself. It is almost more myself than I am.’

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