Mummies Meet Farm
First off, here is the Milkhouse, future studio. It’s been many years since it’s been used for its intended purpose. So I am in the process of fixing it up to the point where I might use it as a studio in which to work. If you’d like to follow the (very amateur) renovation work, you can go to the Milkhouse Studio Project page on this blog.
As some of you may (or may not) know, I’ve been working for years with a small fascination for mummies. They started as sketches back in my early twenties, found their way into my intaglio prints, and finally grew into 3-dimensional 6′ mummies. I keep thinking I’ll be over and done with them at some point. But they have followed me here to this farm. For sculpture that lack free-standing legs, they sure do get around. For now they are safely stored in one of the buildings on the property, but at one point while doing some interior work to the milkhouse, I sketched a little homage to my “boys”, maybe just to remind myself that they are still there.
The milkhouse is in no way ready to do any art work in, but I couldn’t hold back from taking a pencil and a seed bag and doing a rough sketch of my mummy friends. If you’d like to see more of the mummies, you can visit them by clicking on The Mummies. I’m sure they’d be happy to see you.
And to give you an idea as to why I’m not ready to sit in the Milkhouse and work there:
Just a few, minor ceiling issues.