Ceramic Leaves

Ceramic Leaves

These high-fired ceramic leaves are made from impressions of real leaves, most of them Burdock leaves. Burdock is a “weed”, with fierce burrs, but it’s root is used to help the heart and cleanse the blood. Sometimes the veining pattern in the leaves...
Community Help Grouting Public Art Mosaic

Community Help Grouting Public Art Mosaic

Thank you “Ithaca is Community” volunteers! A city wide day of volunteering was inaugurated this year by Ithaca’s new mayor, Svante Myrick, on a rainy Earth Day. On the Commons, in Ithaca, a fantastic team of¬† volunteers gathered and helped me grout...
Darjit in New Zealand

Darjit in New Zealand

I am so grateful to have gotten to visit New Zealand and stay with Kiwis! One distinct advantage is that not only did our host in the far north, Peter Visser, know the region and what would be interesting to see and do, he knew the people! It was our very good luck...
Chemung River School Project

Chemung River School Project

This is the third year in a row that I have had the privilege of being the artist in residence for the Chemung River School Project. Each year, naturalists and a poet visit with fourth graders. They get to go to the Arnot Art Museum, the History Center, and the...