Sunday, January 24, 2010



Winter Pressing Book (Spine view)

Winter Pressing Book (page example)

Winter Pressing 20007-08

These artists' books are being exhibited in the January show, The Four Corners Commission at the Durango Arts Center, Durango, Colorado. The Winter Pressing Book documents my ritual for 25 years of placing paper under winter snows in Colorado. That ritual continues with my placing papers on the earth last December 1.


A Ride on Remember Me (Reme), Ellie - my Granddaughter's new horse

Father Mark and Daughter Ellinore and Reme

From New York City we rode north to New Hampshire with friends Katherine Leiner and Andrew Lipton. We stayed in the charming Chesterfield Inn, across the river from Brattleboro, Vermont. Visits to son Mark and daughter-in-law Rebecca's farm nearby included horse and pony adventures, visits to the 100+ sheep with their guard dogs, checking out the chickens, and good meals and gatherings around the wood stove.

Grandson Nathaniel on Water Run Farm's pond

It was interesting seeing the pond at Water Run Farm iced over after swimming in it the past summer. The icy beauty of the pond in the landscape frames Grandson Nathaniel practicing his hockey skills. The trip included seeing two hockey games in which Nathaniel and Ellinore played very well.


The Whale Skeleton of Gabriel Orozco

Three days in New York this month was full of museum visits with friends Richard and Leslie Madigan. My favorite exhibit featured the amazing art of Gabriel Orozco at the Museum of Modern Art with his floating whale skeleton with drawings over all the bones - a great variety of spiraling marks. His objects/sculptures with accompanying drawings were very inspiring. Kandinsky's paintings at the Guggenheim gave me a new perspective about the community of artists around Kandinsky and their connections and exchange of ideas. "Slash", a paper show at M.A.D. (the Museum of Art and Design), was a mix of installation, books, and sculpture - alot of laser cutting.

Central Park

The city was very cold and crisp. The winter vistas in Central Park were quite beautiful. One theater evening - "Brief Encounter" was incredible. Film, music, and creative staging made this classic love story new and exciting.