Drifting Through Winter by Ashby Carlisle

Drifting Through Winter

“Drifting Through Winter”   Predictable like the coming and going of seasons,  I begin each winter with Great Expectations: numerous projects just waiting for the right time. Then the cold settles in, the low light invades, the darkness descends at mid afternoon, and wind and snow drift around the house encapsulating me within its walls. Somehow…

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Gathering by Ashby Carlisle

Gathering

  “Gathering” is a phenomenon where bits and pieces collect and come together to create a force. I observe this process in the sky as I watch cloud movement and the development of impending storms.  In this work I used bits and pieces of sky from past works and arranged them in ever dense layers…

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Spring Thaw by Ashby Carlisle

Spring Thaw

          “Spring Thaw” is the beginning of Mud Season, one of my favorite times of the year.  Earth smells have been accumulating under a blanket of snow and explode into the air. Squishy footprints march to the compost bin. And mud mounds dot the lawn telling us that worms are hard…

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The Tease of Spring

“The Tease of Spring” fills the air at unexpected moments during the winter months marking a false herald of Mud Season.  Mud Season is one of my favorite times of the year.  Earth smells have been accumulating under a blanket of snow and explode into the air. Squishy footprints march to the compost bin. And…

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Meco N-Midget torch

Ashby’s Adventures in Welding

            Discovering the Meco N-Midget Torch I finally decided last winter (2015)  to replace the beautiful bittersweet vines in my sculptural landscapes with a more substantial material.  I chose to try metal and since I had not worked in metal since college, I enrolled in a direct metals class with Anne…

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Rolling Along by Ashby carlisle

Rolling Along

        “Rolling Along” moves in and out of seasons marking the flow of time.  I began this piece in the summer to be part of the fall works, but it made its way into winter to span three seasons.  These months were a time of drought and the trees produced an overwhelming…

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Blustery Day by Ashby Carlisle

Blustery Day

                          “Blustery Day” captures my experiences with the North Wind rushing down the marshes and up the hill to my studio door. The wind gusts and the marsh plants respond tossing back and forth. This image brings back delightful childhood memories of Winnie…

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Lautus Naturales

I-Park: a thrilling exploration

This place is thrilling to explore.The park is dotted with trails; each trail home of a number of sight specific sculptures. I found this sculpture, Lautus Naturales by Francois Frechet, floating on a pond on the Thanatopolis Trail.  This is one of many works completed during the I-Park residency program. Their mission is to nurture the…

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