About this Portfolio & Project Documentaries
As a poet (“maker”), I’ve centered my daily life, for many years, around practices of creative writing, folk music, and making tree art. To me, the reality of poetry (“making”) far exceeds the realm of language. The Latin phrase ars poetica applies to much more than the art of making poems (“things made”) with words. It applies to the making of tree art as well.
This portfolio offers only a sampling of what I’ve made. All but a half dozen of these pieces have found homes, most of them in the Rocky Mountain region, and some much farther east and west.
I decided to expand the contents of this blog to include the documenting of selected projects, relying mostly on annotated photographs. Documenting a work-in-progress provides an informational record, but it isn’t intended instructional, in the sense of “how-to” postings.
This blog is in reverse chronological order, so the first post is at the very end, or bottom, of this portfolio. At what seems to be the end of this portfolio, click on “Older Entries” to view more postings.
I also have a blog that documents the making of a trestle plank table: www.cjackwallerjr.wordpress.com. My tree art is also on display at http://www.chreightonblockgallery.com. Email is welcome, too: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I’m surprised, daily, by the number of anonymous (and faceless) visitors who look through this portfolio.
Thanks for dropping by, Jack