“Where the spirit does not work with the hand there is no art.” – Leonardo da Vinci
To learn a craft, and to develop that craft, is one of physical discipline and learning. There is not a lot of imagination in developing one’s craft. It is learning the tools of the trade. But to take that craft and transform it to an art form, is a spiritual exercise that melds the heart and the mind with the hand. Herein lies the truth of da Vinci’s quote.
For almost 40 years, I have carved from wood or created in bronze or painted on canvas. I have focused primarily on birds because of the miracle they possess in flight.
Early on, I honed my skill in the craft and won a number of awards in the process. Now, as the marks of life have left their imprint on my soul, it is the spirit that moves my art to new places.
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