Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Sculpture of The Week 9/27/11

This week I wanted to focus on my sculpture, Truth Revealed. This sculpture is created, like others, using the lost wax method and first created in clay. I then hand-patinaed him with rich, deep colours. He is put on top of a custom made steel base, and a light is installed that can be turned on to shine out of the sphere and illuminate the face. The story behind this piece is about a winged man (part mortal, part god) who sees through his blindfold and finds the truth he has been searching for. We live in a world where lies and falsities are in abundance. I wanted to create a piece that communicates the power within all of us to find the truth and disregard the rest, and that also spoke of the innate abilities in all of us that we will find with the truth.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sculpture of the Week 9/20/11

I wanted to focus this week on my piece, Above It All. It was first created out of clay, then cast in bronze at the foundry. A bronze sphere is made to go under it, then a custom stainless steel base. The inspiration behind this piece came from actor Rene Auberjonois (who played Odo in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine). Rene owned land with me in the woods of New Hampshire. He used to draw happy little figures that, later on, inspired me to draw a girl dancing on top of a blue sphere. Here she is in bronze form, above the earth, the universe, her own universe.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sculpture of the week 9/13/11

This week I wanted to say a bit about my piece, Trouble on Thunder Mountain. This piece is first made with clay, and then cast in bronze using the lost wax method, and patinaed with dark, rich colours. The story behind this sculpture comes from when I was a child. I had a record about a little Indian brave who climbed a steep mountain trail with his pony, to a point where they could not turn around. The boy beat on his little drum, calling to his father, "Run father, RUN!" Then, "Zing, like an arrow, like lightning through the pines", his father ran to save them. I loved this record as a child, it fascinated me. I wanted to create a piece that incorporated the beauty of this story, and the overcoming of obstacles. We all have individual struggles between our inner strengths and survival in a sometimes dangerous world. But we can also all overcome these barriers to our own survival.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Galactic Samurai Enlargement

I wanted to share a few pictures of the clay enlargement of my monumental commission, "The Galactic Samurai". The foundry is beautiful, and we have been working around the clock to ensure the piece will be done on time. I have met some amazing people here, and am very excited to work with them in the future on many other monumental projects.