Route 4 washout

Well, between earthquakes and hurricanes, last week was a tough one for the East Coast…and particularly for Vermont. Over two hundred roads suffered severe damage. And it was only a tropical storm!!! This one is outside of Rutland on Route 4 and the way we go across state to Hanover, New Hampshire or to our favorite restaurant, Simon Pearce, whose kitchens and shops were flooded. It is so sad all around us, but the spirit of the people of this state is indomitable and everywhere people are helping their neighbors, cleaning up and helping their neighbors. It is wonderful to see. We stayed high and dry, but took precautions at the studio and put all of the works on paper up high. It was a hard afternoon’s work for us because some of them are quite large (7 feet) and heavy. But thanks to a good friend, Bill Muench, a teacher at Burr and Burton Academy, we will have a crew of three to help put everything safely away on Saturday. We are soooo grateful!!

And we are grateful that the storm was not worse and that out beautiful state aims to be back in shape by “leaf-peeping” season

Thanks to Roger Hard for the image.

Route 4 outside Rutland

About Pat Musick

For all of my life (since I was four), I have made art. Using my hands to create artwork is a privilege and a joy. If the art has a sense of peace...a zen feeling, then I have succeeded in my desire to make work that is harmonious and whole. In order to achieve that goal, the art must be experienced. This website will provide that encounter and introduces you to my sculpture, paintings and drawings that span a forty year period. You will be able to see from whence I came, the changes over time and where I am going today. There has been much growth. I began as a painter and transitioned to wall sculpture, then free standing works. Over the years, I have retained my interest in two dimensions by making works on paper. The art moved from expressionistic to abstract to conceptual and has undergone a steady reduction to simpler elements and media. The materials I use are stone, steel, wood, canvas and kozo paper and beeswax. Stone, wood, and beeswax reflect the natural world and steel, canvas and paper, the human. My artistic goal is to express the relationship between mankind and the environment and the tensions we exert upon each other. I search for resolution and reconciliation. I find it in the process of rebirth and renewal. From the natural world process of regeneration, I have learned that from adversity comes the chance for new beginnings. I make both large and small, indoor and outdoor sculpture and works on paper. My work is represented in the permanent collections of over fifty museums and public spaces in the country. I have MA and PhD degrees from Cornell University and I am the author of four books. I am represented by MK Fine Arts, Andover, New Hampshire, West Branch Gallery, Stowe, Vermont, Edgewater Gallery, Middlebury, Vermont and in the Fall, 2011 The Clark Gallery, Lincoln, Massachusetts.
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