What is Quartz Inversion?
No, it’s not a quart of milk standing on its head. It’s the point at which silica crystals in clay change their molecular structure during the rise and fall of temperatures in the kiln. Heat serves as a catalyst for permanent change. Very cool idea. I think of it as a metaphor for most things in life. The transformational power of art can change us at the very core. Our actions change the earth every day, for better or worse. The choices we make, the thoughts we have, and the words we say change us in every way at every moment--from the inside out. I like to think that I go through a quartz inversion on a regular basis....and once quartz inversion occurs, there is no going back.
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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

And then, out of nowhere.........

Sometimes, good news is literally flung at you from out of the blue and you have no choice but to embrace it. This happened to me a few nights ago as I was laying in bed and the phone rang. It was my very good friend Virginia inviting me to participate in a group show this December at the Ceres Gallery in Chelsea. Of course I said yes, and I immediately started to conceptualize what I would show. Within the next several days I started work on a few test pieces, and these two little guys are a sample of the direction I'm headed in. These may or may not end up in the show, but I'm kind of leaning towards including them......

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