Ondarte Residency, 2011, Akumal, Mexico
Ondarte International Artists Residency is a great program.
On arrival, I was happy to find a beautiful facility, in the jungle, near a lagoon.
I spread out the tools, and did a few pieces right away, to get into the groove, and express a little.
Ondarte has a push-button espresso maker from “Intenso”. This piece was a small tribute.
Then on a walk to the lagoon on day seven, I found some interesting sticks in the jungle. I took
some back to the studio and things got more interesting.
Gathering sticks became a priority, then having friends gather sticks for me. It was on.
I decided to use multiple sticks in a loose sphere. I’ve never had much success at working small.
The work became seriously gratifying, and it was cold m and m’s and hot coffee for me.