|Myself as my grandfather, made of crickets, grass and rain. ©1987. Sterling silver, brass, watch parts. I made this when I was preparing for my MFA show in 1987. I had been doing a lot of writing about my childhood in Ohio. I do believe we are all a product of our families and our childhoods. For better, worse, or both, those things are with us, and shape us, forever. Here is a blog post about childhood memories as inspiration. The binding is one I devised out of necessity. I wanted the arm to be able to move. So the pages turn on some bent tubing which is soldered to a little brass plate on the left. It is also soldered to the body on the right. Not for Sale. Scroll down for inside pages.