Next week I will be an artist-in-residence at Marlboro College in Vermont, where I will be working with students on a sculpture combining the materials cobb, wool and limestone. The form is a deconstructed spire that will perch on a knoll overlooking the western hills. At this time of year, when the leaves are down, spires of churches are visible and prominent. These tall forms are an intricate part of the New England landscape and I am looking forward to cobbing and weaving with the engaged students of Marlboro College.
Meanwhile, the Amherst Biennial installation, I Will Arise and Go Now, has been both growing and diminishing with all the rain we have been having. The head has fallen off and been built back up several times, sometimes with viewer participation. I love coming to the figures in the morning and find an adjustment that a visitor has made. Above is an image of the newest figure who will be sowing seeds. Notice the cows in the distance.