I’m spending a lot of time lately, (and this has happened a few times before), trying to find a surface area, or a wall space in my studio, on which to work. New piles develop each week as I gather, prepare, and dry new materials that come into their prime. I organize the dried materials, trying to incorporate as much as I can into the many unfinished frames and starts hanging from the beams overhead. While chipping away, there is plenty of time to ponder the meaning of life, how beauty and tragedy exist side-by-side…and the pondering draws me to a direction of trying to keep my work minimal. So here are a few untitled minimals that have risen out of my piles this week. The top piece is made of cedar limb bark and stone. The bottom piece is made of cedar limb and root, and hand-made mixed grass and bark paper.