New Work From OMOS Studios
Monk's 'Round Midnight' Redux
This piece, reimagined in 2020, is a tribute to Thelonius Monk's classic tune, Round Midnight. I made the original in 2016 (see below) and sold it to friends during Jamaica Plain Open Studios. Truth be told, I never liked it. In 2020, I asked them if I could have it back to remake it. They agreed! Here is the reimagined piece (see top).
Title: The Orchard (Pardis): A Series of Trees in the
Garden of Eden
Dedicated to Robert Kaim, Rabbi Neal Gold and Bernie Gredler
Dimensions: 110”h x 65”w x 41”d
Materials: plate steel; round and square steel rods; steel pipe; stainless bolts;
Description: Enter The Orchard (Pardes) in the Garden of Eden and you sense there is something unique and startling here. The Orchard contains fruit-bearing trees, but trees of a different sort. You won’t find apples, pears, plums or bananas. You will find the kind of fruit that supplies us with a different kind of nourishment- the essential values for living. It is the very values that guide our day to day lives like Truth, Trust, Patience, Humility and Passion.
These values and so many others serve as our signposts and guideposts. And yes, we find all of them in The Orchard. Some of these luscious trees are in full bloom now and stand close to the majestic entrance. Others are harder to find and identify, and we need to search with intention and purpose to find them. But they are all there.
Trees are the perfect miracle of nature to be the keepers of these values in the Garden of Eden. There they are-straight and tall- reaching to the heavens. Their roots descend into the rich, verdant soil seeking sustenance and stability, making certain they provide a firm foundation on which to grow. Then, there is the canopy of leaves that offers shelter and beauty and absorbs the toxins in our world. Miraculously, these toxins become life-sustaining oxygen.
The trees in The Orchard offer each of us this lesson: stay grounded and focused. Then reach for the heavens in how you choose to live and engage with the natural world and all its creatures. The trees command us: "Take in the toxins you see around you and convert them into something that is precious and life-sustaining." You can do this all by eating the abundant fruit in The Orchard.
MY SCULPTURE AT THE 2020
New artist in the family
I'm pleased to be sharing my website with the newest artist in the family, my 18 month old grandson, Emet Kol Natan.
Sculpture AT THE TRUSTEES OF RESeRVATION-CRANE ESTATES SHOW in ipswich, ma (sponsored by NESA)