I have to take a quick break from my grueling studio schedule and talk about our recent visiting artist here at SUNY New Paltz, Tom Joyce. Oh man. What to say? What to say? I remember his lecture at SNAG a couple of years back being absolutely amazing and this lecture was no different. It was just eye opening and mind blowing. I have a new found respect for metals and metalsmithing as a whole. It made me seriously want to get back to work. For me it was perfect timing for such a motivational lecture. The number one thing that I got from all of it was "keep working". I tell myself that everyday but his lecture just hammered it home (hah!) Here are just a few images of his work. I especially love the prints that he has done with burning wood panels.