I'm working at Woods Charter School all this week as an artist in residence with Brett Durham's 10th grade art class. This grant was made possible through the Briar Chapel Community and Chatham County Arts Council. I will be working with the class to construct animal heads that will become several totems to be installed on the Woods campus. The inspiration for the totem project came from a recent visit to the NC Pottery Center where I saw the great animal totems they have there. I have always wanted to do a totem installation and it was exciting to see that the students I am working with were equally excited and could actually roll a pretty good coil. We started today forming the base of the neck and chin and we will continue building all this week. Can't wait to see what they do. I am leaving it almost all up to them and trying to keep my hands off of their work. That's always the hardest thing for me to do, but they should have ownership of this project, so I'm leaving them be.