Sunday, November 29, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 26, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Check out the Granary Gallery or it's website.
Yesterday afternoon there was celebration of the life of Polly Woollcott Murphy at the New Ag Hall. It was very moving, not just as a tribute to beautiful strong intelligent woman, but also to family and community. Our Island is truly a special place.
Polly and her husband Stan Murphy were among the first friends my parents made when they started coming to Chilmark for the summer in 1950. Laura, their eldest daughter pointed out to me the above picture because it was taken in my parents house in Chilmark. They are at the kitchen table looking up at the top of the ladder that went up to the attic rooms where my brother and I slept. Who knows what they were looking at.
I feel blessed to have some paintings and drawings that came out of Polly and Stan's household. They carry Stan's signature, but as an artist myself I have a good idea of how important a good partner is. I have always looked up at Polly and Stan Murphy as good people. We will miss you Polly.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Saturday, November 21, 2009
Friday, November 20, 2009
This seems like a good place to put this info so that it will be easier for someone else to do it when I am not around.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Saturday, November 14, 2009
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Fortunately the work area is sheltered from the North East Wind. Back in Chilmark my road sign is not so fortunate as you can see...
I made the Fisherman out of rebar steel years ago as a model for the Fisherman steel sculpture that is now down by our pond. I was taking it to the dump when stopping at the end of my road I realized that it could be the holder of the new Wequobsque Road sign (cheaper that buying a new post). I was sick of telling people to turn left after the telephone pole with the four white stripes, especially after that white stripes were half hidden by a telephone junction box.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
The work is being done by Eamonn Solway (Quitsa Construction) (508) 364-1936.
We have worked together on several projects, all of which have turned out well. He works very hard at making sure that the job is done right. If you need a contractor here on Martha's Vineyard I highly recommend him.