Our friend and neighbor, Rich Barley, poet and local historian extraordinaire, turns 62 today, so I spent some time in my studio making him a present. Over the weekend, Peter and I went to the Rhinebeck Car Show, and I bought a small plastic bag filled with these tiny brass gears. I ran my fingers over them all day. I was itching to use one. And I did. For Rich.
Encaustic on paper, collage items and film on antique copper etching plate, 3 1/4" x 6 1/4", 2012