Each year that I’m invited to participate in the TakeAways fundraiser exhibit for Pajaro Valley Arts, I do a special series. Because all the pieces for this show have a price cap, and the the pieces are replenished as they are sold, my working process is quite different from normal. I’ve settled into something that I call “thinking out loud“. The pieces aren’t exactly sketches, and they aren’t exactly macquettes for something bigger to come. Instead, they are explorations of some themes in which I find myself currently interested. I might take it further, or these series may be the end of it. It’s an enjoyable process and it often leads me in new directions.