December 16, 2012

Schnauzer Portrait

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Seated Schnauzer, S. Myers    ink on paper

Still-Life and Amy Myers Rustic Collection

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Still-Life with Grapes and White Bowl, S. Myers   Photograph 2012

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White Pot, Rustic Collection
Amy Myers
Stoneware, Tin-White Glaze

   Earlier this year I was privileged to take photos for Amy Myers' "Rustic Collection", a series of hand-thrown ceramics inspired by the Middle Ages -  by its rustic daily ware, produced at the same time the great French cathedrals were being built, and full of the same astonishing combination of sunlight, quiet, and overwhelming nervous energy. 
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White Bowl, Rustic Collection
Amy Myers
Stoneware, Tin-White Glaze
    Amy Myers has conveyed this emotion into her collection, which are her own forms and conception but also her own materials: glaze, clay, and combinations.  I endeavored to capture their quality in my photography.  Beside the set of pictures I took for her site, I also created a still-life with the bowl from the series.  I feel it to be a sober, handsome composition, suggesting simplicity rather than over-abundance; the quiet gravity of the pottery has created its own core balance.

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White Pitcher, Rustic Collection
Amy Myers
Stoneware, Tin-White Glaze

Dog Sketch, charcoal

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Expectation (The Black Puppy)

Still a Rose Photograph

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Still a Rose

   The year is growing later, even in this place of sun and warmth.  Taken with my Canon at the end of November.

Star Medallion

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           Levantine Star  
   S. Myers   Medallion, cut paper
    This decorative medallion was inspired by intricate stone-carving on a pillar in Israel.

Photo of a Black Puppy

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December 13, 2012

Carnation Medallion, Cut Paper

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Vase of Carnations, S. Myers    Cut Paper Medallion

   The inspiration for this piece was a distantly glimpsed faience tile.  The medallion gained a life of its own with broad vases and exuberant blooms - it is an exceedingly fragile framework of paper!

Winter and Winter

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Also Winter

   The meaning of the four seasons is utterly dependent on latitude and just a little on sea-current.  My feet, making a bold jump the equivalent of two latitude-lines, have carried a brain with them not entirely adjusted to the difference...
    The world is filled with so many varied winters.

Depiction of a Lizard

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Lizard Sketch

Cat in Black and White

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A Listening Cat