Siliconundrum – And So It Ends
Everything in Nature contains all the powers of Nature. Everything is made of one hidden stuff – Clay.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Silica: a major component of raw clay, glass and ceramic glazes. Conundrum: a logical postulation that evades resolution, an intricate and difficult problem, a riddle that is usually answered by a pun. Siliconundrum: how I saw making art with clay. Or more accurately how I came to see clay art after having spent a few year at Alfred University studying art and parsing my visual vocabulary. But ultimately, I’ve always liked the idea of clay being a medium to explore endless questions through exploration. Not having total control. Maybe not always finding the answers and raising even more … part of the conundrum. It was quite freeing. Plus I always loved how wet clay feels …so very very visceral.
Siliconundrum.com was a nice idea. The original name was what I always wanted to call my ceramics studio. Though I wasn’t able to make clay art, for whatever reasons, physical, financial, et. al. … I thought it would be great to have a place to explore just my art side. Though I only started the blog little over a year ago, I decided it was time to “put it down” so to speak. I didn’t need another forum. Another time drain. I just needed a place to talk about my work. Though I didn’t do that either. I realized that if I wanted to show my old work, I could do that here on my main blog.
So I took down the Siliconundrum.com website today. And I killed the Twittter account I had attached to it. And that, is that.
Here are the three Siliconundrum.com posts now on go2jo.com:
And so it began. And so it ends. But I guess it’s not really the end. Just the end of a project that maybe should have waited a little longer. Like maybe until I had a studio and was making new, fresh, exciting, work again. Oh well. Just clearing the decks a little more for other opportunities. Lot of that going on there days.
That’s my story and I’m sticking to it! ; )