Saturday, December 30, 2006

Latest work: Halcyon Days and Harleys

"Betty's Sunflowers" Stained-glass, Christmas commission 24" x 36"- Stan Crocker

Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Thanks to ...

for allowing me the opportunity to talk about "Halcyon Days and Harleys" on their website.

Of course, that is what they do. We should all take avantage of it; artists, gallery owners, collectors and art writers. Here is what the Artsrambler says about the site.

"The ArtsRamble is a collection of devoted artists, art writers, collectors, gallery owners who desire to promote discussion of the arts in the Triangle of North Carolina."

You can find the article here:

Friday, December 15, 2006

"Halcyon Days and Harleys: A Family Art Retrospective 1844-2006"

Please join me for a look back at the work that has influenced my own art and an exploration of what motivates an artstic expression.

The story begins with a letter and a poem written by William Lancaster Crocker in March of 1844. He is the gentleman in the top-hat.

He finishes his letter this way...

I am with great truth, not withstanding this unpolished address, your sincere and affectionate love.

William L Crocker

A thousand objects claim my mind,
And each one shares a part,
But next to heaven I give to thee,
The fullness of my heart.