Tuesday, November 24, 2015

FIVE EASY PIECES just expanded from raku......

check out my latest installation at 
Cafe Pasqual's Gallery
it's all new work with influences
from Noguchi and Bourgeois
ikegama with fruit

and stop by the Santa Fe Clay Studio Sale
December 4-5

Friday, November 20, 2015

on the eve of the end of counting coup press - November 2015

on the eve of the end of 
counting coup press
November 2015


A fragment, like a miniature work of art,
has to be entirely isolated from the
surrounding world and be complete
in itself like a porcupine.

— Friedrich von Schlegel

You don't need a weatherman
To know which way the wind blows.

— Dr. Johnson  —— as sung by Bob Dylan

Men don't protect you anymore.

— on condom wrapper
— Jenny Holzer

He who leaves the game wins it.

— Sebastian-Roch N. Chambort

Necessity saves us the trouble of choosing.

— Luc de Clapiers

A wise prince must devise ways by which his citizens
are always and in all circumstances
dependent on him and on his authority;
and then they will always be faithful him.

— Machiavelli

Truth for us nowadays is not what is,
but what others can be brought to accept.

— Michel de Montaigne

Do not regard as valuable anything that can be taken away.

— Seneca

Trust in God, but tie your camel.

— Muhammad

We are what we think.

— Buddha

The greatest carver does the least cutting.

— Lao-tzu

He whom you cannot teach to fly, 
teach to fall faster!

—Friedrich Nietzche

To live is to lose ground.

— E.M. Cioran

Misfortune, n. The kind of fortune that never misses.

— Ambrose Bierce

A little learning is a dangerous thing.

— Alexander Pope

Who goes to dine must take his Feast
Or find the Banquet mean —
The Table is not laid without
Till it is laid within.

— Emily Dickinson

Big Stupid is Watching!

— Taylor Mead

Men seldom make passes at girls who wear glasses.

— Dorothy Parker

It's a troublesome world.
All the people who're in it are troubled 
with troubles almost every minute.
— Dr. Seuss

How powerful social mores are!
Only a spider's web lies across the volcano,
yet it refrains from erupting.

— Karl Kraus

No snow flake in an avalanche ever feels responsible.

— Stanislaw Jerzy Lec

We don't need another hero.

— Barbara Kruger

The road of excess leads to the palace of wisdom.

— William Blake

Even a lie is a psychic fact.

— Carl Gustav Jung

When you know the truth it will drive you insane.

— Aldous Huxley

Computers are useless.
They can only give you answers.

— Pablo Picasso

A sane person to an insane society must appear insane.

— Kurt Vonnegut

People need good lies. There are too many bad ones.

— Kurt Vonnegut

Silence is the virtue of fools.

— Frances Bacon

Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.

— Leonardo da Vinci

Elegance is refusal.

— Coco Chanel

All children are essentially criminal.

— Denis Diderot

Let us never negotiate out of fear; 
but let us never fear to negotiate.

— John F. Kennedy

We have just enough religion to make us hate,
but not enough to make us love one another.

— Jonathan Swift

It is easy to be brave from a safe distance.

— Aesop

It is not certain that everything is uncertain.

— Blaise Pascal

All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others.

— George Orwell

Marriage is a very good thing, 
but I think it's a mistake to make a habit out of it.

— William Somerset Maugham

Marry me now and I'll never look at another horse.

— Grocho Marx to TS Elliott

Moths drink the tears of sleeping birds.
Moths drink; Birds sleep; There are tears; There are dreams; There is Difference.

— Rebecca Solnit

comfort & safety at the cost of your own freedom 

— Claudia Rankine