Robin’s Artist Statement
John says the process for making crow’s feet isn’t interesting or important, but; he describes it in detail when I ask. He lets slip the nuances of foot building as he walks away and says, “it’s all considered-it’s all important to the final outcome.”
He brings the birds inside one by one as he finishes welding their feet. They congregate on the mantle chattering and preening. I glance up from the stories I’m reading to my girls and think that I wouldn’t mind if the birds stayed. Maybe it is because some secret part of us carves stories into the birds, so, when I peer up at them, I am surprised.
John’s Artist Statement
I am driven to make objects I find beautiful. Instead of thinking, my art into existence, I feel it into existence. Like breathing, it happens on its own until I think about it. Then it changes; something is lost.
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- Holiday Show - Inspired to Desire - 34th Annual Holiday Showcase
Featuring: Jane Adam, David Ridgway, David Smith Harrison, Dominik Modlinski, Daniel Finn, Janis Miltenberger, Jaime Ellsworth, Kappy Trigg, Debbie Daniels, Robin and John Gumaelius, Catherine Eaton Skinner, Elizabeth Bruno, Virginia McCracken, and Pete Kuentzel 11/21/19 – 01/04/20 • Learn More
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