Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Talent Mistress

This unglazed bird is sitting in a tree I made from a branch I found at the nearby cemetery. He might get glazed or he might just stay the way he is because sometimes glazes don't come out the way I want them to. Or else the kiln does something different than what I planned. Which brings to mind this quote:

“Talent must be a fanatical mistress. She's beautiful; when you're with her, people watch you, they notice. But she bangs on your door at odd hours, and she disappears for long stretches, and she has no patience for the rest of your existence; your wife, your children, your friends. She is the most thrilling evening of your week, but some day she will leave you for good. One night, after she's been gone for years, you will see her on the arm of a younger man, and she will pretend not to recognize you.”
― David Benioff , City of Thieves

This Give-Away has been in position on a busy street here in Austin for over 3 weeks now.


Me? Just me and my shadow.

1 comment:

ArtPropelled said...

The bird in the tree is perfect! Actually I like the contrast of the white unglazed clay against the wood.