I wanna live

I said
I don’t wanna look at your factories, your prisons,
your silos,
your cornfields,
I wanna live

I said
I don’t wanna see dead deer slung across the hoods of rusty pick up trucks
swinging from trees like offerings to the Gods of NASCAR
or listen to complaints about the cost of doe permits this year
I wanna live

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I wanna live

I said
I don’t wanna look at your factories, your prisons,
your silos,
your cornfields,
I wanna live

I said
I don’t wanna see dead deer slung across the hoods of rusty pick up trucks
swinging from trees like offerings to the Gods of NASCAR
or listen to complaints about the cost of doe permits this year
I wanna live

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Gone fishin'

BrowntroutI've been invaded by bottle caps! Thousands in my shed, hundreds in my living room...

I am collaborating with John T. Unger on his bottle cap fish mosaics. This is one we worked on together, a happy lil' brown trout (a custom order).

These are so much fun to make, but they really are very labor intensive (don't try this at home, kids!). I've finally stopped whacking my thumb, that's progress...

Cokefish1_2This guy is one I have been working on this week. The body will be composed of red Coke caps, the face will be Beck's silver caps. The tail and fins are cut from the hood of an old car.

Already planning ahead for the next ones. The fish will be sold soon on John's site and also in select galleries. I'll post what fish are currently for sale and locations to purchase them as soon as they become available.

Playing in the studio

Spending the Memorial Day weekend with my boyfriend John, who does all kinds of cool metalwork. Got to try out his plasma cutter and made this guy:

Myshovelmask_2

I was really hesitant at first, the plasma cutter makes a lot of sparks and, well, I hate to be on fire. The welding goggles are cool though, makes me feel like a bad ass, which I kinda am sometimes.


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