A final artwork

On Thursday I completed a new piece outdoors on the property.

Shadow PalmIn the Shadow of the Palm is an abstraction of the tree shadow made from sea shells. These shells are used here for pathway paving the way we use gravel back home. I must thank Matt Hall for the suggestion that I do a piece like this. He saw the work I made in the South Park Blocks Portland in 1984, In the Shadow of the Elm.

Shadow ELM

Matt said something like, “We could do something like that here. I’ve got tons of pit shell.” So on Wednesday and Thursday we went out and did it.


Saturday at noontime we leave the property, heading to the Ft. Myers airport. This blog will continue, but without the colorful birds, flowers and people I’ll miss from here.

The Gulf of Mexico, from the west side of the property…Sunset



3 thoughts on “Friday

  1. Beautiful blog Paul. The dogs of Rauschenberg Residency. I will miss you all, you have set the bar for resident artists who follow. I will think of you daily each morning as I pass the shadow of the palm. Merry Christmas and the happiest of New Years.

  2. Farewell. It was nice for me to get a glimpse of what was going on down there, from the otherside. It created a good balance. Thank you- Sharon

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