Archive | June 2013

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LISTEN TO THE DAY


“Starting from nothing to where we are, Is farther that the farthest star. And farther than the farthest star is where we are going from where we are.” Eyvind Earle Today my mind is a fallow field. Outside, the world is sun-drenched and burning. Sunday morning is slow, easy and drifting. My book was open, […]

INNER FIRE


I first saw Allan Hauser’s art when I went to Santa Fe, New Mexico for the first time in 1966. I saw then that what I did and what I was teaching was only a first step toward the sculpture I wanted to make. Allan’s iconic style, avoiding unnecessary iconography, filled me with a great […]

AN UNCOMMON MAN


What kind of friend wakes you up with a knock on the bedroom window at 4:30 in the morning telling you to “Get up! You’re going to miss the morning!” It had better be a good friend! Tak Fudenna was a farmer, and as farmers get up early, he went several times a week to […]

A CAR NAMED HERMAN


The first Karmann Ghia I ever saw was a classy little red job my aunt and uncle bought in Germany and had shipped to the States. I was smitten, and when a shiny yellow Karmann Ghia took up residence in my garage several years later, I thought I had died and gone to heaven. I […]

AND THE RACE IS ON!


sculpture by kayti sweetland Rasmussen Today’s 145th running of the Belmont Stakes race in New York was exciting on more than one level. The Belmont is a 1 1/2 miles run and is the culmination of the Triple Crown Series which begins the first Saturday in May each year with the Kentucky Derby, and sandwiches […]

TO BE A STAR


In my grandmother’s eyes, I was destined to be a star. Fortunately no one else’s eyes were aimed in the same direction. Hollywood, in the decade of the 1930’s during the height of the Great Depression, made cheerful, happy musicals; such as those featuring Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell, and […]

TO THE CLASS OF 2013


cartoon courtesy of wall street journal Dear Graduates: “You’re pampered, privileged and oversexed–but at least your employment prospects are dim.” This was the opening message from Rob LaZebnik in the Wall Street Journal. Mr. LaZebnik is probably correct about the difficulty of employment in these times. But there are many things you can do to […]