News from the Studio

Happy Sleepy Bolt

Guided creative visualization with Dr. Martin Rossman to worry properly, relax deeply, and sleep naturally

27 January 2023

Happy Sleepy Bolt resting under a palm tree on the beach in Bocas del Toro, Panama, 2014. The videos in this post are free lectures and guided meditation sessions created by Dr. Martin Rossman. The videos in the first half of this article explain how our brains and bodies actually work, why and how to use creative visualisation and why it is so powerful, as well as what sleep even is, how it works, and … >> read more

Sculpture of an eye on a sparkly tear pedestal

Using Dall-E in the process of developing the walking crying eye sculptures

2 November 2022

“Sculpture of an eye on a sparkly tear pedestal” DALL·E 2022-11-01 14.21.09 A recent meditation on grief and perseverance produced ideas of “an eye standing on a pedestal of or walking on legs made of its own tears”. The language snippets were put into Dall-E and here are some of the results “Textile sculpture crying eye embroidered iris glass tear support” was the text and the AI is having some difficulty here with the concept … >> read more

American chestnut Castanea dentata as a prince in a throne

North American native hazelnuts, acorns, chestnuts, and plums photographed in the garden studio

30 September 2022

Native American plums and nuts arranged as a mandala for curing in the garden shed that doubles as the photography studio, when such beauty is present. This mandala features nuts and fruit all native to north eastern North America and is possible through the work and generosity of PJ Chmiel who for the last decade has been restoring the soil and planting a native food forest near Kalamazoo, Michigan. A visit earlier in the week … >> read more

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Wafon and a snow eye in the outdoor studio. 

Heat fused pigment on cotton, snow, sheet of glass.

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