This has been some fall, between power outages, family illness, trips to Washington D.C. and the largest waves in the Straits of Florida in over a decade. Why was that last one an issue? I was rocking and rolling on a big, bad boat. The weather treated it like a bath toy. It actually inspired a new brooch.
I was on Nassau long enough to visit the National Gallery of the Bahamas, taking in a large retrospective of the local master painter Kendal Hanna. The artist was at the museum meeting with a collector at the time so we had the chance to speak with him, a wonderful unanticipated experience.
In between trips and storms, I've been making new work with newly sourced materials. I'm getting new colors and forms to multiply in a focused, playful way. I'm shipping things out tomorrow, then I'll have a breather to post some images.