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No limits! Freedom! How ideal that sounds. It was Mel Gibson-as-William Wallace's final rebel yell in Braveheart (as well as his opening homage to the same as the rooster in Chicken Run, hence today's image of a free range chicken) - "Freeeeeeeeddddoooommmmmmmm!"

Yet, as it relates to art, as I touched on inmy last post, I've found that it's the placing of self-imposed limitations that often opens, rather than closes off, avenues of interest. Avenues that can open into expansive "districts" of long-term consequence. Places you don't just visit, but might just decide to settle down in.

Exploring beautiful Firenze, Italy. Which way to go?
A bit of narrow-minded, personal context may be in order. Prior to my admittedly narrow focus on one single motif; typically one single, iconic form; and primarily one material, reclaimed wood; the creative work I did ran the gamut. I did just about everything from designing and building huge arena stage sets to min…

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