“Making (Mum’s 72nd Birthday) Special”

As part of my practice-led research, I am currently investigating the ideas of Ellen Dissanayake (associate professor in the school of Music at the University of Washington) from her text Homo Aestheticus: Where Art Comes From and Why. Dissanayake approaches the origin and purpose of “art” from an anthropological perspective. In this book she asks,Continue reading ““Making (Mum’s 72nd Birthday) Special””

Reaching back to hold the present

My grandmother Ruby Sercerchi was determined, intelligent, gifted and loving. She died of ALS when I was in middle-school. The first thing that I remember her loosing to that ruthless disease was the dexterity required of her hands to practice in her knitting. I have talked about my grandmother before in this blog and mentioned her workContinue reading “Reaching back to hold the present”

Final Stage: ‘All in the Family’ or ‘Quilting the Quilt’ (first session)

This is my dad, Ed, but his family and friends all call him Bud. He’s always been an enthusiastic supporter of my work both directly and indirectly (when I was just beginning art school, I distinctly remember the great joy and pride that he took in helping me built the wooden stretcher for my firstContinue reading “Final Stage: ‘All in the Family’ or ‘Quilting the Quilt’ (first session)”