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The Joy of the Process

I follow the grain of the wood with the handle of my mom's old scraper in my right hand, while controlling the pressure and flow of the blade with the fingers of my left. I get a warm feeling between my shoulders and neck as the rhythm of the wood is revealed. This is when the stories begin. Together they are my calming rhythm.

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13th of April, 2016

Learning to See with Touch A visit to the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind


My best day in school ever!!!

I want to thank Denise Rutldege, the students at the Montana School for the Deaf and Blind and their staff in Great Falls, MT. While working on a sculpture, the name “Learning to See, With Touch” came to mind. A few days after giving the piece that name, I realized what the name meant and decided I wanted it to be touched before being seen. After a few more days of thought, I called MTSDB and talked to Denise. They allowed me to come to their “Connection Time” and share my sculptures. The kids were so much fun, so insightful and such talented artists. After collaborating with the students, I am finishing the sculpture with their input in mind. My wife, April, and I thought the kids would enjoy Sculpture in the Wild in Lincoln, MT, so we invited ’em! I am so looking forward to walking the sculpture park with them in late May and know they will give us all a new perspective on the sculptures. We’re “tying” in a fishing event to round out the their visit. It will be a great day!

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