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Morning Reflections

December 22nd, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Morning Reflections

How many? That was the big question. The answer, in its ambiguity, its scant existence, looms just as large.

Beer, wine, cider, and of course, the hard stuff. Why did they always think the hard stuff was such a good idea after all else?

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KRANGGGG!

November 16th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

KRANGGG! - digital illustration

“KRANGGGG!”

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Gimmie …

October 30th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Gimmie That - digital illustration

“Gimmie … ”

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“Winner”

July 25th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

"Winner"

“Winner” has its foundation in something my mom always used to say.

“There’s a real winner.”

This phrase would invariably be flung in the general direction, yet out of earshot, of some hapless doofus, loud-mouthed jerk, or scowling ne’er do well. “Winner” to my mother was a sarcasm, a sour taste, an ill-bestowed honor.

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Radio Silence

March 15th, 2014 by Corey A. Edwards

Radio Silence

radio silence
you know it
because you can hear it
silence like someone left a window open during a storm
silence like a mic full of reverb in a fat room
silence like a man in search of a lozenge
back’a th’throat, meditative like
aural snow
radio silence

Merry Christmas!

December 22nd, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

The Face

Working at Cross Purposes (pt. 3)

October 10th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Cross Purposes - the cabinet open - an LP fits right into it! :D

[continued from Working at Cross-Purposes (pt. 2)]

I’m the kind of person who always has a host of mid-process projects cluttering the corners of both their home and mind. Some of these projects are just dormant seeds I squirrel away for decades at a time. Others blossom more quickly … and some stall.

The devotional cabinet and crucifix lay in hibernation for almost a year.

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Working at Cross-Purposes (pt. 2)

September 28th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Cross Purposes - The first square frame box

[continued from Working at Cross-Purposes (pt. 1)]

There must be something about autumn because, here I am, a year later, back on this project.

As mentioned in the first part of this rambling, incoherent stream of blasphemy, after finishing the crucifix project, I became more and more aware that I wasn’t done, yet, that the crucifix was just one small part of a larger piece.
How was I to know, that fateful day when I picked up the chunky, wooden crucifix with the corny, plastic corpus on it from the shelf at Goodwill, that it would lead to me building a devotional cabinet?

Well it did.

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Inorganic #1 – in progress

August 8th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Inorganic #1 - detail

detail of unfinished piece, acrylic on canvas 3′ x 2′

I’ve never really indulged my painting urge. I yearn off and on for the capacity and thus, occasionally dabble but it remains one of those things least often attended to in my panoply of petty distractions. Maybe four short, concentrated periods prior to this one. As I’ve mentioned too many times before, I grew up feeling incapable of art and something about painting terrifies me.

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Fire Swatch

August 5th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Fire Swatch

acrylic on paper 2.5″ x 2.5″

Inorganic #2

August 1st, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Inorganic #2

acrylic on canvas 2.5″ x 3.5″

Upended unreeling
Bereft and unfeeling
There
Up near the ceiling
Am I

Am I?

Exposure

July 29th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Exposure

acrylic on canvas 2.5″ x 3.5″

Paint as you like and die happy” – Henry Miller

Ted Schaal’s Compass Rose

July 15th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

Ted Schaal's Compass Rose

In a recent post, I mentioned having worked at a bronze foundry close to 20 years ago (“Lost and Foundry”) and the sense of family that the place left me with, despite all the time and distance that has accrued.

Thanks to Facebook, I have reconnected with a number of the folks I worked along side with (or for) in those days and one of those people is sculptor Ted Schaal.

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Lost and Foundry – Pt. 2
I, Patineur

May 27th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

hiding behind my beloved turbo-torch

(Part 1 of “Lost and Foundry” can be found here)

The longer I worked at the foundry, the farther I rose up in ranks – whether I wanted to or not – and it wasn’t just because of my abilities.

First there was the appointment to head of Monument Sprue, a change that mainly involved me going to lots of pointless meetings and wandering around the foundry with a clipboard, talking to friends – not because it was part of the job but because the position and clipboard gave me the excuse and camouflage to do so. Then they allowed me to move to patina and, in short order, made me head of that department.

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Lost and Foundry – Pt. 1
All Sprued Up

May 20th, 2013 by Corey A. Edwards

pointing out the obvious in wax sprue

In the mid 90’s I found myself in a very precarious position: the husband in a married team of new parents, unexpectedly locked out of their business by their silent partners for suspicion of embezzlement.

While this presents a story all on its own, suffice it to say that our business partner’s accusations were eventually discovered to be unfounded (the butler did it) but the damage was done and, in the meantime, I needed work!

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Working at Cross-Purposes (pt. 1)

November 23rd, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

Cross Purposes - christian crapoganda

WARNING:
This post deals in an off-hand manner with the central symbol of Christianity. If you’re likely to be offended by this, please avoid the inevitable consternation by not reading any further.

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A Bad Case of Diorama

August 20th, 2012 by Corey A. Edwards

From Behind

It was a chance meeting between a visit to the thrift shop and a hunt for cake-toppers that led to this.

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Into the Out Of

August 13th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

Into the Out Of

 

I don’t know
but man
it’s like
for me
the deal is
I gotta get
into the
out of
my mind state
to like
be there
without
being there
and then
it’s like
you know?
Yeah.

 

more digital illustrations

All Snarled Up

July 11th, 2011 by Corey A. Edwards

all snarled up

 

I was digging through the computer one day when I ran across a couple of old images of my daughter that made me step back.

She looked … she was … well, I don’t know what the hell she was doing. I hear hazy explanations now that she got tangled up in chains but, yeah. Okay. All I saw was the possibility for an interesting illustration.

It took me forever to actually get to it but here it is.

more digital illustrations

Dang Bird

December 22nd, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

Another of my (thankfully) rare Christmas cards – this one 2010

The Apple of My Eye

December 13th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

The Face – short fiction

July 5th, 2010 by Corey A. Edwards

He wasn’t sure when it began but it seemed that now, no matter how he tried, he couldn’t escape it.

It was everywhere. In the chrome of the toaster, rippling up at him from the surface of his morning’s coffee, in the smear of color playing across the glassed face of a clock. He’d lean forward to turn off the TV and, if the light was right, there it was, staring back at him from the grey of the still dying tube: the face.

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From The Notebooks of …

April 19th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

Scherzophrenia

He sat down sloppily, like a handful of thin-sliced lunchmeat dropped onto Formica.

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Mit

March 6th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

This is an Illustrator update of an ink sketch I did in a small notebook a few years back.

The original drawing – a boxing-gloved fist, upraised in triumph – bled through the paper so I used the ghost lines on the other side to create “Mit”.

He has a theoretical counterpart named “Gluff” whom I’ve never drawn.

Aint that fascinating?

Bad Drawings (worse penmanship)

March 4th, 2009 by Corey A. Edwards

This is an ink sketch I did in a small notebook a few years back.

I had just started a graphic design class that – horrors! – wanted me to draw with a pencil and pen, not a computer! I was scared to death.

In response I began sketching everywhere, on anything.

I absolutely suck as an illustrator (without a computer) but I like things like this, anyhow.

Inspiration

September 15th, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

This is pretty neat – I can’t machine brass at the moment but …

If you like this as much as I, be sure to scope this page as well.

The Lampworked Glass of Jennifer Umphress

August 31st, 2008 by Corey A. Edwards

Shape Shifter by Jennifer Umphress (www.jenniferumphress.com)

I love this stuff and hope to make her show at the Vetri in Seattle, Sept 2nd through the 22nd. Check it out, if you can.