Dick’s diary-like text and gestural splatters intentionally slip into Cappy’s rich narratives. Bird forms show up in many guises from Frakturs of Pennsylvania Dutch origin, to Mexican folk art, Korean 19th century painting and 1960s children’s book illustration. These designs have a strong self-assertion over the clay surface, portraying an effortless mastery of ideas and forms. It is a celebration of clay and paint media and an unbounded collaborative friendship.
Thompson’s work is held in esteemed collections such as the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, New York, Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, Virginia, Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, Tacoma Art Museum, Tacoma, Washington. Weiss’ work is held in important collections throughout the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York.