Bones, alchemy and a narrow rocky pathway

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I continued with the skeleton for a short time, bringing it still closer to completion, but unable to find the last couple of hours that I need to get that foot done. The heads will take a couple of days each and I still need to figure out the landscape, or lack of landscape that the piece will need.

This afternoon I spent a short time with John in the organic chemistry laboratory chatting about how to set up the reflux in gallery so that it can distill the essence of Glendale while the show is on there. To my relief it seems that we have all the equipment we need on hand, so this will not be as tricky as I thought. We have to provide a constant stream of cold water to cool the chamber so that the steam constantly recycles – there’s a special refrigerated pump that does exactly what we need.

The Scandinavian Festival is coming up this weekend, so I put together a labyrinth for them with the help of Kristi Collell’s printmaking class. Laying out the path never fails to impress me by its grace and beautiful geometry. Next Tuesday I hope to have a candlelit labyrinth evening, open to visitors to the campus. If you’re in the area, please come and join us. I’ll post again with more information soon.


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Michael Pearce is an artist, writer, and professor of art. He is the author of "Art in the Age of Emergence."
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1 Response to Bones, alchemy and a narrow rocky pathway

  1. janet amiri says:


    I really like the addition of shadow and light to the pelvic girdle. Almost as much as accuracy of attachment of iliac bones to sacroiliac joint and femur at the hip joint. You got it goin’ on skeleton rock star guy! Heavy metal makes it happen with scythe as electric guitar. Can’t wait to see how the tarsals, metatarsals and phalanges shape up!

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