Category Archives: archeology

A Story Set in Stone

I spent almost all of Sunday drawing a single-boulder slab quarry.  My project here in Harvard Forest is to make drawings of certain things, namely, the abandoned ruins of early New England settlement being reclaimed by nature. Nature tends to … Continue reading

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The Ghosts in the Forest

Overgrown and hidden deep in the New England woods-housing chipmunks and foxes- are root-tangled foundations, stacked-stone walls, and single-boulder quarries. The New England woods are full of ruins- relics of a people long gone by; a haunting and lovely sight. … Continue reading

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Why I Never Write

I’m in a post-show phase here where I’m out of stuff to really talk about, although I manage to pop onto Facebook about once a day and quack, which is what I think one does when one isn’t tweeting. I … Continue reading

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Drawing With Friends at the Museum

There’s something special about sketching with friends. Last Saturday my friends Becky and Mitsuno and I met upstairs in the Natural Wonders Gallery at SNOMNH for a morning of companionable sketching. Our little group was a cluster of self-affirming creative … Continue reading

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Drawing Birds From Paper Models

I’ve talked about model-making before- when I worked on the elasmosaur mural for the Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History (that’s SNOMNH for short) I made a clay and aluminum head based on old drawings of a fossil skull … Continue reading

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New England Summer, a Tropical Paradise

Every day, now that summer has arrived here in Harvard Forest, I’m struck with the false sense of having landed in the tropics: same high humidity and almost daily rainfall, the lush greenery and exuberant growth, exotic sounding birdcalls and … Continue reading

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