Vineyard Vanitas

11 November 2008

Back to work and in earnest.

It is November, and our lives have settled down again, and I can pull up the drawbridge and blessedly sink into my season of hibernation and let the muses sing.

On one of our Stonewall Beach walks in October, after some hurricane or other had tried to blow us off the bluff the night before, the sea gifted this avid beachcomber with a perfectly preserved gull’s wing attached to a whisper of long white bone.

There is such elegance and grace in it’s beauty and I wanted to explore the negative space that becomes so powerful when it is silhouetted against a sky that foreshadows the type of weather that the wing itself flew in on.

So I dug out the beach stones and my bucket of sand and managed to hold it all in place with the usual rigging assitants …

Studio Set Up

A close up of the set up

and have begun to set the mood….

laying the foundations

I’ll check back in with you as progress ensues.

Be well,



~ by hnartisan on November 11, 2008.

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