Saturday, September 24, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

alexander beetle

Alexander Beetle

by A.A. Milne

I found a little beetle, so that beetle was his name,
And I called him Alexander and he answered just the same.
I put him in a matchbox, and I kept him all the day...
And Nanny let my beetle out
Yes, Nanny let my beetle out
She went and let my beetle out-
And beetle ran away.

She said she didn't mean it, and I never sauid she did,
She said she wanted matches, and she just took off the lid
She said that she was sorry, but it's difficult to catch
An excited sort of beetle you've mistaken for a match.

She said that she was sorry, and I really mustn't mind
As there's lots and lots of beetles which she's certain we could find
If we looked about the garden for the holes where beetles hid-
And we'd get another matchbox, and write BEETLE on the lid.

We went to all the places which a beetle might be near,
And we made the sort of noises which a beetle likes to hear,
And I saw a kind of something, and I gave a sort of shout:
"A beetle-house and Alexander Beetle coming out!"

It was Alexander Beetle I'm as certain as can be
And he had a sort of look as if he thought it might be ME,
And he had a kind of look as if he thought he ought to say:
"I'm very, very sorry that I tried to run away."

And Nanny's very sorry too, for you know what she did,
And she's writing ALEXANDER very blackly on the lid,
So Nan and me are friends, because it's difficult to catch
An excited Alexander you've mistaken for a match.

Thursday, April 28, 2011


So, since I have moved to Providence I have really gotten into my drawing. I have been attending open figure drawing sessions at AS220 (an artist community in downtown Providence where I hope to live in September!!) and I bought a year membership to the Harvard Natural History Museum and have been going once a week to draw the animals. Here are some highlights!!!

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Friday, October 8, 2010

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

"Untitled", dirt, West Rutland marble, dead tree, twine, paraffin wax, 26'x 26'

Josephine Puckett
“Messages From the Future: Where are we going next?”

The human race is so desperate to achieve immortality. We fear extinction. What makes us so deserving of everlasting life? What makes us think we can defeat death? Why do we view ourselves as separate from this earth? This piece is not a declaration of a truth, but a meditation on a possibility. The possibility that we are just as insignificant as we fear. The possibility that no matter how carefully and tightly we wrap ourselves up, decomposition is inevitable.

Project Description:
I will cut down a dead tree. I will completely remove the bark so that its surface is smooth. I will cut the tree into sections of various sizes. Each section of the tree will be individually wrapped in white twine so that the surface of the tree is predominately covered. Each section of the tree will then be covered in a layer of white wax. Each section will then be laid on it’s own marble base. Each section of tree will lay without any of its appendages protruding beyond the borders of its individual base. Each base will be a clean cut rectangle. There will be minimal carving into the stone, if any. The marble bases will be organized into several rows, which will make up a larger rectangle of space. The rows will be placed so that the viewer may walk around all four sides of each base. I would like piece to be installed into a relatively large and open plot of land. I would like to have the rectangle where the piece is installed to be cleared of all plant life so that the piece may sit directly on dirt. I would like a path to be cleared so that the viewer may easily walk up to the installation. I would like this to be a permanent installation so that the piece will slowly change with time.