Monthly Archives: December 2011


For Christmas I made a wineglass set for my parents.  After painting the bases of the wineglasses with chalkboard paint, I began construction on the structure.  I began with two pieces of wood and cut each in half.  Then I plotted an arrangement of  wineglasses that would allow them to hang without overlapping.

 I then drilled holes and used a handsaw to cut out the sides of each notch.  After much sanding, I hammered the two side columns into place and finally the top piece.  I varnished the structure and attached felt to the bottom.



egret crossing the parking lot

birdlegs strutting this, his transformed kingdom

man spotted in his dark car

spooked easily, screeches away

with his breakfast hanging limp from his mouth



imagine what we must look like to the neighborhood

birds—cruel colonizers they caw to, make nests

above, tell their hatchlings of the anteCerebrum days

before the skin kings sunned on towels, in pools,

in glowing boxes lined up like coffins, building theatres

sectioning off parks as separate from the rest

as a habitat for trees, a novelty to be oohed—

shiny pin of sanctuary