"The Diatomist" is a short documentary about Klaus Kemp, master of the Victorian art of diatom arrangement. Diatoms are single cell algae that create jewel-like glass shells around themselves. Microscopists of the Victorian era would arrange them into complex patterns, invisible to the naked eye but spectacular when viewed under magnification. The best of these arrangements are stunning technical feats that reveal the hidden grandeur of some of the smallest organisms on Earth.
Some things are just meant to be seen in motion. That’s certainly the case with A Million Times, a whirring board of almost 300 analogue clocks that exist in such a beautiful harmony with one another that they can segue from a pattern of rhythmically undulating waves to a full-functional digital watchface. A static image doesn’t do it justice.
A 3 person bench which was designed for the Fibre To Fabric exhibition in The Victoria Quarter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England.
The exhibition was to celebrate wool and it’s various properties and forms. I chose to use wool in yarn form and weave in through the top of the bench in a way similar to how a spirograph creates a patten.
Made from Ash and Yarn
"You again" - Original design in hickory.
Natural figure and color, no stain involved. This was the other half of the board I used for the raven; I’m going to miss this stuff.
Today is the birthday of the influential American poet William Carlos Williams (1883-1963).
From the Poetry Foundation:
William Carlos Williams has always been known as an experimenter, an innovator, a revolutionary figure in American poetry. Yet in comparison to artists of his own time who sought a new environment for creativity as expatriates in Europe, Williams lived a remarkably conventional life. A doctor for more than forty years serving the New Jersey town of Rutherford, he relied on his patients, the America around him, and his own ebullient imagination to create a distinctively American verse.
Paterson. Published by New Directions, 1946-58. Williams’s magnum opus.
A Beginning of a Short Story. Published by The Alicat Bookshop Press, 1950. First edition.
Collected Poems. The Objectivist Press, 1934. Williams’s first “collected” edition.
The Farmers’ Daughters. New Directions, 1961 First edition, first printing. One of 1500 copies. Publisher’s file copy with file copy stamp to front endpaper.
Sour Grapes. Published in Boston by The Four Seas Company, 1921 First edition, first printing of Williams’ fifth book. One of 1000 copies. Signed and inscribed by Williams to close friend and fellow poet Mitchell Dawson.
William Carlos Williams Reading his Poems. Caedmon. 1954
Typed Letter Signed “W.C. Williams” 1p, 8.5” x 11”. Rutherford, N.J., October 19, 1938.To John Crowe Ransom, Editor The Kenyon Review, Gambier, Ohio. Fine condition.“Your letter, about the Lorca article, put me right back on my feet again…”
Happy birthday William
We bought these books
but left them on the train.