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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.


Arrived in Style

Acrylics, 18″ x 18″, December, 2016.

I read a lot of books. If this were a story I would say we are setting out, along with the people in this car, to meet long-lost relations. What will we think of them? Their house is fancy enough, that’s for sure.


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.

Small, Just Small, At Home

More line and acrylic wash Artist Trading Cards.

I seemed to be in a domestic frame of mind when I made this group, including the ones in the previous post as well!

On the Road

A little while back I sent these visitors to the island – the one I’ve dispatched several other groups to – in the kitchen of my friends Anna, Nellie, Luke, Liv, and Rich.

These people were all named after cars and they drove to the island by catching a ride with the US Postal Service and its auto train service.

popsicle stick people who went to the island