On 9/19/2010 10:36 AM, Adam Mankoski of HawkMan Studios interviews Palul
PALUL REPLIES – 9/19/2010
I am never not creating. It's a way of life. I see everything as a form of creating. Our senses pick up on what's happening around us and our mind responds by creating our perception of the universe. You could say man is creation in action.
I arrived in Redding in the summer of 1969. My route was from a small town in Massachusetts called Easton. I went to college in Maine and Rhode Island. Then I hit the road for seven years: from New England to New York, Hawaii, Berkley, a VW bus, Pyramid Lake, NV, Mexico, Boston again, across Canada, San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury, Hawaii again, Sacramento, Redding, Montgomery Creek, Redding.
Completing the Pyramids at the
McConnell Arboretum and Gardens is one of my most gratifying ceramic memories.
The head, the hand, and the heart came together to leave a lasting piece of art
for our community.
I sculpted a bird the size of a sparrow out of some dark-brown riverbank clay. I left it in the sun and it cracked into pieces as it dried. I was 10 then. It was 20 years later before I found myself working in clay again.
This is a retrospective show of 40 years in clay. There are over 60 pieces representing all periods of my career. There are big and small functional pieces, some large raku-fired torsos, wall-hanging pieces, standing sculptures, mixed media pieces, large plates, fused clay and glass, and, of course, a few sample pyramids. The pieces range in size from a few inches to over 50 inches. If you are at all interested in clay art, I hope you will find this show to be an inspiration as well as a pleasure. The exhibit runs from October 1st to October 29th
I will be seventy in November. Art is the fountain of youth. Why would I ever want to stop drinking?
I hope to see you all for the October 1st reception (5-8pm) at the Red Bluff Art Gallery.