• 19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) 2019

    19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) glazed ceramic, drywall, brass, empty notebook 18” x 11 1/2 “ x 1” 45 x 29 x 2.5 cm 2019
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  • 19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) 2019

    19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) glazed ceramic, drywall, brass, empty notebook 18” x 11 1/2 “ x 1” 45 x 29 x 2.5 cm 2019
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  • 19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) 2019

    19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) glazed ceramic, drywall, brass, empty notebook 18” x 11 1/2 “ x 1” 45 x 29 x 2.5 cm 2019 (DETAIL)
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  • 19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) 2019

    19,3 cm. (after The Ancient of Days ) glazed ceramic, drywall, brass, empty notebook 18” x 11 1/2 “ x 1” 45 x 29 x 2.5 cm 2019 (DETAIL)
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Thinking about cosmology and human creation, I look at the work of William Blake “The Ancient of the Days.”  There, the word “Ancient” indicates that God existed before time began; literally, “before days were.” In Blake’s work, God is crouching in a circular form. His outstretched hand holds a golden compass over the darker void below creating the world. With brass, I create a compass-like shape which is the exact angle between my left pointer finger and thumb. I carve out of clay the distance between those two fingers - the length of which is 19.3 cm. - and embed it in a drywall piece nested in an empty notebook. This is my private footprint, a minute womb of creation that fills an otherwise empty notebook.