Rabbit Vase (sprigging on plaster prototype) ~ at Rookwood.
Honeysuckle grows wild on the hill where I live. Tangles of it grow up in the pasture fencerows, wafting perfume over the hayfields. In early summer it saturates the mellow night air with sweetness. Sometimes in the evening twilight you may see a whirring of wings, a little creature that looks almost exactly like a silvery hummingbird, but with a softer sound, almost no sound at all. It hovers in the half-light and uncurls an elegant spiral to sip nectar from the cascades of pale gold and white blossoms, then vanishes into the night.
Leaping Rabbit, in bronze, made for Richard Hay's garden.
I'm living in two places, so it seems, these days, each with different art making. I spend midweeks as a visiting artist at Rookwood pottery in Cincinnati; the rest at home in Dandyland, sculpting and painting.
A short video by William Cox of clay heads being created for You Always Come Back. "Choose Your Head Wisely" written and performed by Dan Dutton.