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After having invested heavily in plastic as a medium for my chains, I am temporarily reverting to wood.

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Chains Around My Art

In answer to some real physical issues and intrigued by the visual possibilities, I have been experimenting with plastic as a medium for making chains. Acrylic plastic is tough and I have found that it stands up well to the jostling to which these chains tend to be subjected.

As a matter of aesthetic choice I have tended to make the chain links rectangular and with flat sides – a design that is also easily fabricated.  In some instances I have made chains using opaque plastic in available colors and finishes. But more I have customized clear stock with a number of different results.

The first image shows a simple assemblage of links whose colors and textures are derived from interference paints which I squeeze between clear sheets, which are then pulled apart. Once dry, these sheets are glued to a wooden framework.

iridescent links P&R

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Three Birds In A Fountain

Water reflections? Has to be Jay.

This creature placidly stood by as I clicked away. I would like to tender these three images of the stately bird in the spirit of comparison, soliciting your judgments of good better and best.

homassa bird #3 P&R

Number One:

homasassa bird #2 P&R

Number Two:

homasassa bird #1 P&ROr Number Three:

Reflections On A Lake

Please consider this as an extension of the pool post.

5-5-10 walkway P&R

The interaction of the wooden walkway at the duck pond and its environment can ceaselessly surprise. Tonight the sky was cloudless and the water’s surface animated by waterfowl.

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Reflections on a Lane

Occasionally I’ll be the first swimmer at the pool. Undisturbed, the waters present a quietly impressive spectacle. I finally remembered to take the camera along on the off chance  and was rewarded with a clear and placid opportunity.

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It may have been kick started by a show of his work at the Columbus Museum of Art earlier this year, but I have been paying more attention to Dale Chihuly.

chihuly columbus #3 P&R

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Had trouble for awhile signing on. Seems the problem has been cleared up.

In celebration allow me to include this view of a cathedral interior that I’m planning to sneak into my library show before it is taken down.

cathedral painting P&R