Friday, August 26, 2016

Time and Again


Time and Again
Oil on wooden nutcracker
19"h  x  4"w

I have an affinity for nutcrackers, every holiday season adding more to my growing collection. Year round they are displayed as I see them more as a Wise Council than merely holiday decorations. Last year I came across white nutcrackers and am now in the process of turning them into works of art.

I'm not sure if I'll be able to part with them.

The first one, Time and Again, will be on display at MOWA, the Museum of Wisconsin Art in West Bend, WI from Nov 19, 2016 - Jan 8, 2017.

Time and Again is about movement and the crossing of thresholds. The window acts as a threshold between the inside and outside worlds. Tools guide us to a different destination - the compass points us while the ladder supports us as we journey upwards or downwards.