A lot of time has been spent on these two works and finally I feel they are both resolved. No longer are they a diptych. because they seem to want to stand apart. The Dunce is destined to be part of the Penland School of Crafts Annual Auction in August, and I am very honored to have been asked to donate a piece.
This week I'll be tying up loose ends in my home studio as I prepare to go to the first summer session at Penland on Sunday, May 25 as a metals student in Arlene Fisch's two week class. I have attended numerous classes at Penland, and I frequent the Metals Studio. I recommend Penland for many reasons. It is a wonderful place with friendly and happy people everywhere, and a beautiful atmosphere with wonderful artworks in every corner. There is a spirit of cooperation and rich collaboration. Importantly, working with a new medium with strange techniques requires me to stretch into a new aspect of art-making, and I believe that serves my studio practice in a tangible way. The class this year will have me crocheting and knitting with wire - I can't wait to see where that leads me.