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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

What's going on

So, what's been going on around here. I have been working on a series of house shapes, shrines, alters, not sure what they are just yet. Let's see if they survive my pyrotechnics and then I'll give them a name. The church/shrine thing was inspired by Linda Starr's photo of the southwestern church, doesn't look like it really, it just gave me the thought to do this.
sort of Catherine White inspired............

and more little structures. It's odd that I haven't done these before. This is all I used to do when I was a designer, (except with foam board) for set and house models. I loved doing them and this was very similar, just easier to fix if I cut it wrong.
It was funny, after I shot this I realized how many of you bloggers had been an inspiration for the work. I love the houses Jen Mecca draws on her pots, so I did a little 3 D cup, sort of reminded me of her work. The spheres were made after a reference Hollis made about Maria Bosch, I saw some trays on Catherine White's blog that were triangular, and I had some triangular templates out of foam board that I had used a while back for something else I constructed and they seemed to be just the size for a tray so I got these, they're kinda nice. All have red or white terra sig and I will be saggar firing and pit firing them this weekend and into next week probably. So who's going to buy this stuff? No clue..............
Other news, Cole Park played at the Local 506 in Chapel Hill last night, their first real Chapel Hill bar experience. The sound guy was an ass at first, but he warmed up a bit after my kids killed him with kindnes. You can not be mean to these kids, they are the nicest people I have ever known. Wes was on bass and keys. They have lost their lead gutarist and the band now has a whole new set list, they have written all new songs, the drummer now plays lead and sings, they have a new drummer that also plays with Old 86, a phenomenal band that's been around here for quite awhile, and all was good. They sound pretty awesome for a bunch of teenagers.
and then there are the chickens..... my new neighbor built a chicken coop right after they moved in and ordered some chickens. I have always wanted chickens but don't have the time to care for them right now. Well, now I got chickens. They stay over here a good part of the time. Here is the thing, the girls come over and peck around for awhile, then the rooster gets fussy and comes over to get them. He really fusses at them and then herds them all back home. It's like a pimp with his bitches. I came downstairs yesterday morning and they were all at my back door looking in. I love this!
last thing and then I gotta get going. check out the Huffington report slide show this morning here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/02/15/nodar-kumaritashvili-memo_n_463083.html Gerry has pics there from the memorial for the poor luger that died. He was the only photographer there, and as he does, he respected the family and shot some very dignified photos of the memorial. Sad thing to have to cover, but it's good that no one knew about it and there weren't hords of photographers that don't have the compassion Gerry has for situations like this. Today he goes to shoot the women snowboarders, should be fun. He has mostly been the news guy, so I know he will be glad to get some sports action while he's there. Quite honestly, I like that he is getting to shoot more news, we have enough sports in our life when he is home, especially this time of year. When he gets back he goes right into ACC and NCAA playoffs, neverending..........have a great week everyone. I have to go to Wesley's school today for Mardi Gras festivities. Le Bon Temps Roule!

14 comments:

Laura said...

love the house/church/shrine work Tracey!! that cup with the houses on it is rockin my world. xo

cindy shake said...

Wasn't Linda's shot of that church inspiring?! I too, had all kinds of sculptural ideas after seeing her post -you actually jumped on it -way to go! Lovely. That Rooster is sooo proud looking!! How fun to have chickens without really having chickens -ha!

Dirt-Kicker Pottery said...

I'm crazy about the the cup! You are doing some really awesome work.
LOL.. Love the chickens:)

Tracey Brome said...

Laura, your work rocks my worls so we are even! Cindys, that rooster is a PIMP, but I do love the chickens!

Linda Starr said...

wow, look at all your work, so glad you were inspired by the church, all looks great, you're really rocking on with your clay, can't wait to hear about your firings, they sound like so much fun. I camped on Vancouver island long ago at Lake Cowichan; if Gerry gets a chance have him check out the island.

cookingwithgas said...

Wonderful work Tracey! Just wonderful!
You have really pulled out all the stops- keep the flow going.
I like all the chickens and no responsibility!
Tell the girls to bring you some eggs.
Going to check on Gerry.

Trish said...

Tracey, Good Day!..your work is terrific...you are inspirational too!..I am going to do some coil built orbs...and going to post some pics today of the barrell firing this weekend at my sister's -- not so fab results..I need some advice ;)on the pyrotechnics!. :)

Tracey Brome said...

Linda thanks for the church pic, keep them comin', Mer, I did wonder about those eggs, it would be nice of them wouldn't it! Hey Trish, feel free to email me and I'll help if I can. Should have some good info after this weekend. Thanks all for the comments!!

Tracey Brome said...

Oh, Meredith, Gerry will probably have some snowboard pics up later today, I think he was going to be on the Mt. all day. He has a bunch of APTOPIX, he is pretty happy!

Hollis Engley said...

I'll buy a house, Tracey. Pick one out. I posted this earlier, but my comment disappeared somehow. Take a look at my friend Susan Elena Esquivel's website, susanelena.com, and look at her "dwellings." A different approach to it from yours, but cousins, in a way. Different architects, same lovely space.

Hollis Engley said...

And I just looked at Gerry's work on the luger's funeral. He did a great job. Funerals are very tough assignments, even thankless sometimes.

Tracey Brome said...

Yeah, Gerry isn't fond of going to those things, he's not much into the paparazzi type photography, but he does it with grace. I just checked out Susan's work and I LOVE it. I sent you an email too. I'll pick out a house for you when I get some going!

ang said...

love the window treatment with the pod...cool, yu go with the primitive firing!!!!!

deanandmartinpottery said...

love this new work it is really cool.I would run with the idea.best of luck!