Looking back on 2009 I got away from the things I love most. One of the things I love is fly fishing. Another is art. I cant say that about running a non-profit art organization. Becoming a gallery director is not on my list of things to do before I die. So 2010 is about getting back to the real me. The real me is happy in a boat, or standing in a river waving a stick trying to lure a Bass, Crappie, Pike, Bluegill or even a trout to bite my fly. When I’m at home I like to make art that reminds me of being outdoors. It’s just that simple.
My first project for 2010 is called “The Dirty Dozen”. I decided to make 12 woodblock prints. My goal is to make one every 12 days. The first is my favorite little nymph, “The Pheasant Tail”. I dont know if this sketch will turn into a print? But, I like the feeling I get from it. My work tends to look a little aboriginal at times. To me this looks a little like an African mask. The image surrounding the fly is a slightly embellished version of Pheasant feathers.