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Adopt a Remediation Sphere

Adopt a Remediation Sphere

Remediation. Reconciliation. Restoring a right relationship with the natural world. Can art do this? If you’re interested in any aspect of this question, I invite you to host a coffee-clay remediation sphere in your local stream, creek, pond, lake, or river.But… what...

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Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- some reflections

Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- some reflections

My residency (and subsequent travel) time in Japan is coming to an end. I’m currently on a plane from Fukuoka to Tokyo, and then en-route to Seattle. (Update- I’m now at home in Moscow, Idaho). It’s been a month and a half in this lovely country, and I’ll miss it....

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Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- Evolution of a Print

Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- Evolution of a Print

My residency time at Fujikwaguchiko is finished- and I'm now travelling with family in Kyushu (southern Japan). Japan is a lovely place- and much more rural and uncrowded overall than most people realize. See below.I thought I'd talk through the design process for my...

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Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- a few ceramics on the side

Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- a few ceramics on the side

I had mentioned to the hosts at MI-Lab (my Mokuhanga Residency) that I was also interested in ceramics. and curious about any local potters. Well- it turns out there there's a Civic Center (Katsuyama Fureai Center- 勝山ふれあいセンター) about a block from the residency....

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Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- First Edition

Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- First Edition

During our first week at MI-Lab, it was all about boot camp. 12-hour work days, lots of carving, inking, paste application. We didn't have a lot of time to think about design- basically, we were asked to create a simple idea that could quickly be used to explore the...

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Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- Things get Real

Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- Things get Real

The mountain continues to stride the edges of sight. Fuji is unthinkably iminent and lovely. I guess I've seen other mountains that were equally beautiful (Cortina, Alaska. and Nepal all have legitimate contenders)... but none more instantly iconic. I've been in...

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Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- First Impressions

Mokuhanga in Fujikawaguchiko- First Impressions

It's been a hectic spring- lots of teaching and admin, and not as much art as I'd like. However, the semester culminated in an early departure and a trip Fujikawaguchiko, where I'm going to be doing a one-month residency studying Mokuhanga (traditional Japanese...

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Inspiration Monday- Sea Lion Rescue

Inspiration Monday- Sea Lion Rescue

For this week's inspiration Monday, I'm looking back to a research trip to the Galapagos one year ago.  Sea Lions are amazing creatures...  big puppies when they're young, sort of a lion-rhino combo when they're mature. I got charged by a big bull one year when I was...

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Remediation Jungle

Remediation Jungle

I've already posted a commentary on my remediation sphere project.  In mid May, I placed several of these spheres in the Third Street Gallery in Moscow, Idaho, as part of their Restoration exhibition.I opted to display the spheres in a bed of moss (collected along a...

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