Mentor, Rascal, Dad …
If I’m a “bits” guy – ones and zeros – my Dad is an “atoms” guy. We both spend pretty much every waking hour making stuff, the only difference is I’m digital and he’s analog.
This is the invite to a recent show he curated at Penland School of Crafts in Penland, North Carolina. I can’t keep track of where he is anymore – he teaches all over the country; handmade papermaking and book making. Which is an interesting occupation this day and age.
Artist, Educator, Mentor and (especially) Rascal all define my father. He’s hard to keep up with, a brilliant thinker, a brilliant maker, and seems to be very popular with other paper and book types. He’s also, obviously, a huge inspiration to me. We’re even collaborating on a pitch at the moment.
If you’re in the area, try to drop by the show. It runs from March 23 to May 9 at the Penland Gallery.
If you’re interested in seeing some of the work, from afar, try this link.