Todd, I'm very inspired by your work which I've now had some time to explore...the relationship with nature, and the commitment to collage and assemblage (which is nature itself) and also the ultimate recycler..something you recognized as your calling early in your career. You've given me inspiration, and confidence. LS
Love the reference to Duchamp...In my former life edited the autobio of ceramicist Beatrice Wood, I Shock Myself. She was one of his lovers, and her work was influenced by him...in fact, she had a piece at the 1912 NY Armory Show (which is getting some recent attention). Duchamp was the first to bring pure function into the definition of art... LS
Thanks so much Todd - it's mutual appreciation - I love your work!
Yes I'm very much drawn to anything pre 1940 really it's the colours, textures and smells of the materials - I particularly love the memories and emotions they might hold. I pick up stuff that has been discarded and hope to work it back in to say something about the emotions all of us experience and how we experience memory.
Hi Todd, I wish I could say there was a guiding principle but right now I really relish the little things, the opportunities and connections that present themselves when I sifting through all my detritus looking for that right piece. The spontaneity is the thing for me lately...maybe that is a guiding principle?