My friend Joy Brown is in China for a few weeks working on large scale plaster moulds for bronze castings of her sculpture. This is a big project and the sculpture will be displayed in a public park in Shanghai.
Joy has started an online journal to document the process: Joy Brown Sculpture. I’m helping her update it as she sends new entries and images.
Warren, Connecticut. My wife Anne and our friend Joy Brown finishing up the first batch of what turned out to be ten apple pies (ten more to go). My job was already done, I peeled all the fruit and at this point my hands are so tired I can hardly hold the camera.
Some of the pies are our traditional pie mix and some have experimental supplements. As the wine flowed, the supplements got more adventurous: blueberries, cranberries, raisins, walnuts, and various combinations of these.
traditional pie mix
We’re scheduled to have another baking session here soon to use up the fruit we bought at our local orchard. Oh, we don’t eat all pies right away (tempting), we seal and freeze them for use at Thanksgiving and Christmas. When the turkey comes out of the oven (2 pm or so) turn the oven off and put the frozen pies in. By the time you’re ready to eat again the pies are defrosted and warmed up and great. Serve with high butter fat vanilla ice cream.
After dinner we ate one of the "experimental" pies. This one had our pie mix plus dried cranberries, raisins and walnuts in it. Anne was skeptical but we all agreed: killer pie. I’d say this particular pie was one of the best Anne’s ever made. Must have been Joy’s influence.
A few shots from the opening of Joy Brown’s show: 108 Dancing Ladies.
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This set of images documents the process of the artist Joy Brown making her newest collection: 108 Dancing Ladies.
These images were taken with a Canon EOS 5D camera and for the most part, a Canon EF 24-70mm f/2.8L lens.
This image, which I took for the artist Joy Brown in June is on the cover of the September, 2009 issue of Chronogram, an arts and culture magazine distributed in the Hudson Valley of New York (as well as Kent, Connecticut).
Chronogram’s art director, David Perry has done an excellent job reprocessing the image and integrating it with text. I’m delighted.
Kent, Connecticut. A few of Joy Brown’s 108 Dancing Ladies drying before being fired.
One of Joy Brown’s reclining figures, unfired. This figure is over 4 feet long.
Kent, Connecticut. A few of Joy Brown’s 108 Dancing Ladies.
Kent, Connecticut. This was shot in 2006 at a gallery during the opening of one of Joy Brown’s one person shows. The mural is quite large and made up of approximately one foot wide tiles.
Warren, Connecticut. I printed a thousand (1000) post cards for my friend Joy Brown to announce the opening of one of her shows a few years ago.
Printed on Red River Polar Matte card stock on a Canon Pixma Pro 9000 printer.
I filled my office, our bedroom and other rooms with flat surfaces with these cards for drying overnight and it took three days to get them all printed and dried.
Kent, Connecticut. Another great dinner with our friend the artist Joy Brown and replacing her flying elephant she now has a robin. A sign of spring? We hope so.