Assembling Stainless Steel Sphere

This is one element of a sculpture titled “Sisyphus Over St. Helena” It is composed of 316 stainless steel panels cast at Deep in the Heart Art Foundry in Bastrop, Texas. I’m in the process of welding it together. It’s fun to do, it requires precision fitting. I like a challenge.

Rolling Sugar Beets

I made this raku fired piece around 1975. It depicts a tractor "rolling" a field of sugar beets. I would probably still be on this tractor now (or a drug addict) except that when I was sixteen my Mom laid down the law and decided my first car would not be a pickup truck so she picked out a used '71 Camaro for my first car. I drove that car all over the country and parted ways with it in Oklahoma in 1985. I don't think my Mom realized that because of that car I would end up living my life half way across the country.

Tractor Rolling Sugar Beets    1975    7” x 17 x 10   raku fired stoneware

Tractor Rolling Sugar Beets 1975 7” x 17 x 10 raku fired stoneware

American Beauty Installed!

"American Beauty" just installed at new Beach Home in Florida.  bronze, four times life-size, 5 ½' H x 20' L x 7' W. photo credit: Darrell Russell architect.

The Aftermath

Mold making is finished & wax pours have commenced for the 1 ½ X life size Pastoral Dreamer. At this point in the process the sculpture exists only as rubber molds.