Special photo for flower stalkers.
Hoping for a bumper crop in the fall!
They lost all their possessions in the October fires. Two bronze sculptures were the only things even recognizable in the ashes. The heat of the fire melted the foot off of the sculpture "Dive" but after seeing a photo of the two pieces I thought there was a chance I could do something with "Bask". The following images will show some of the steps involved in restoration. The piece got so hot in the fire that much of the surface liquified and wrinkled upon cooling. There were areas that had melted glass embedded in the surface. I decided to leave the wrinkled surface on some of the sculpture in order to embody what it had been through, but not the skin, the wrinkled skin was too disturbing to me.
#1 went to a collector in New Jersey
A couple lost their home and all possessions in the California fire. The only two things that were recognizable were Bask & Dive. Dive is a little worse for the wear. Bask may be salvageable.
"Team Lauson" 2017 25" x 40 x 19 bronze, teak, 19th century clay bottles, Lauson engine, soap box derby wheels, mixed media, steel.
"2017 Watch This" bronze, steel, bone 18" x 7 x 6.
For my upcoming show at JRB, opens Friday, Nov 3rd.
"Through the Looking Glass" bronze, steel, stainless steel, glass. 2017 12" x 11" x 11" My OVAC 12 x 12 submission.
Drilling a ½" hole in white marble.
Continued studio work with Lynette Mathis & Christine Partigianoni.
Welcoming two new artists to the studio...
Ceramicist Lynette Mathis, and Sculptor Christine Partigianoni.
Strong winds blew through at 4 in the morning. Mighty Mouse & friends continue to Party after narrowly avoided disaster at JRB Gallery.
It will be at The Oasis at Lake Travis.
Double life-size Sisyphus enlarged by Taylor Foam of OKlahoma City. They did a great job. Something seemed eerily familiar about this image when I saw it. I just figured out it reminds me of one of the witches monkeys in The Wizard of Oz.