The World at Night

The title of the piece you see today is the same as the title for this article. It’s my version of a creche, I suppose. It’s meant, among other things, to represent a light in the world, but not of the world. The grain of the walnut is meant to represent the brokenness of the world, unable in itself to

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The Mother of Invention

The picture you see today is a result of my invention. That doesn’t mean that it is the only one in existence, just that I don’t remember ever seeing it before. Certainly, I never made one before. As you know, necessity is the mother of invention. That, however, cannot be defined very easily. I learned that necessity could be defined

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A Bird in the Hand

Before you today, you see a bird hovering over a flower. The bird and the stand are cherry, and the flower is Norwegian maple with a bloodwood inlay. This is, of course, to some degree an abstraction. All drawings, paintings or any representative art is. Some feature of the natural or human world is abstracted to be emphasized over other

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