This past weekend Ron traveled to visit his family in Prosser, on the other side of the Cascades and part of Spokane’s Inland Empire.
He returned with fresh vegetables from his sister Joette’s garden. David cooked up the russled greens into a lively and vitamin filled lunch for today.
We continue to get ready for the Bellevue Arts Museum show which looks like it will open late September. David is working on a number of new pieces for this show.
While he was looking over his work this morning I overheard David say, “How many nipples do I actually need?”.
One of the new pieces is a collaboration with wood artist Mark Sfirri:
Over the years, working with David, I have gotten to know that he has two great inspirations for his work. David’s father Orville is an artist working in the Skagit Valley. He taught David what true craftsmanship is and of the value in Looking.
David’s mother, Pat, shared her love and enthusiasm for the arts through “field trips” with all the children in tow. Her generosity and unbridled passion for life has shaped how David approaches his own day to day life and work.
With Ron in David’s life these past 11 years it has allowed David to continue to live with support and respect. Except for those little incidents with Pantor the cat.
Rounding out David and Ron’s life together:
Peggy (Carol Channing, is that you?)