Tag Archives: car

In the Rain

These tiles commemorate rain and suburbia, all in one.

Clay tiles, 4″ x 4″, Velvet underglazes on commercially made terracotta tiles,
fired at cone 06, January 2018.

 

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People Cram Themselves Into a Car

Here are some more people hopping in the car for a road trip.

I based the composition on the photos I have been taking at the intersection of Butler Avenue and Spring Garden Street in Ambler, PA, on my way to Poetry Marathon sessions at Montgomery County Community College. I’ve sort of gotten a tradition going of photographing this intersection as I wait at the light there.

Here’s the intersection:

And here is the tile.

Travel by Car

Two tiles made in October 2017 featuring cars. One shows cars entering Route 309, a few blocks from my house.

The other is a carload of people en route to somewhere and I’m betting they are hoping to arrive soon, it being obvious the car is crammed full and people might be getting tired of the close quarters. Do I see some glum faces?

The tiles are 6″ x 6″, Velvet underglazes on commercially-made white low-fire tiles, fired at cone 06.

More Reality, Mine and The Other One

More of those 8″ x 10″ paintings inspired by everyday scenes I captured with my little point and shoot camera.

Sunshine Photos Part Four

I can remember waiting in a parking lot to pick someone up, I don’t know who. I was a teenager and had had my driver’s license for not too long a time. Being in the car alone was such a treat. I wasn’t used to it and I paid attention to things that had not otherwise made any impression on me when I was just a passenger.

One of these things was the way the world looked through a thoroughly water-streaked windshield – when the wipers were off and the drops accumulated and ran together. What a view.

I still think about this view when I am in the car, waiting, with the wipers off. These photos are from a recent session such as that – I was parked next to the train station in Glenside, near my house, and this was the traffic passing my car. It had just begun to snow and the flakes melted as they hit the windshield.

The pictures were taken as part of my recent Sunshine Project. They are just as the camera caught the scene.

Feet Square

These acrylic paintings are all done on 12″x12″ 3/8″ boards coated with a canvas-like gesso texture. One foot square and the plural being one feet square? Or one square foots? It’s a mystery to me.

Anyway, here they are. I painted these earlier in the fall, October, I believe.