the universe is a book…

  • Rooted in the Land Carving

    The Farley Center Tree Carving Project is a collaborative effort.  A storm destroyed an oak tree, but left behind a 10-foot-tall trunk.  This created the opportunity for a collaborative art installation.  The trunk has been divided by three carved vines into panels.  Each panel is an opportunity for an artist to use and transform by […]


  • Rooted in the land

  • MMSD Marsh

    MMSD Marsh

    The Madison sewage district works to manage water flowage to support marsh life on the S. Side. Today I took a walk and encountered swallows maneuvering over the green algae covered water, fiesty redwings, a dramatic killdeer, gold finches, Canadian geese, black duck with ducklings in tow, three kinds of dragonflies and a white moth.

  • Tree Carving Article

    Here is an article from the Verona paper on the Farley Tree Carving.

  • Farley Tree Project

    This is progress on the Farley Center Tree Carving project. I’m putting the burr oak from the Welcome area and thinking how to add honey comb and bees.

  • Parfrey’s Glen

    We returned to a favorite place, which is rougher than it once was before a flood swept away what had been a trail. We were looking for ephemerals. We found a few, and rocks!

  • Working on watercolor

    I’ve been trying smaller format hot press paper recently. This is from our sanity walks during quarantine. Nine Springs Creek.

  • Observing

    I needed a walk. It was about 32, but sunny. This walk is near our house.

  • Mad Forge

    I was able to start with my forge today. I made tongs for holding material. I also started two pieces of stock for future use. I’ll need to make 2 or 3 tongs for differently shaped material. Stay tuned

  • The Life of a Seed

      The acorn results in the oak.  They are not the same, but there is continuity. The red of the acorn remains but is fractured and faded in the bark.  The small and smooth becomes tall and rough.  The oak has become a host for vines and lichen.   This is for a show entitled […]

Got any book recommendations?