A news piece about my (in progress) monumental commission, "The Galactic Samurai (Confrontation of Evil) is headlining on SculptSite.com.
Here is an excerpt from the editorial on SculptSite:
"Talented is a good word for Sculptor Nina Winters. Life is a double edge sword and Nina is fully cognoscente of that - just look at 'The Galactic Samurai - Confrontation of Evil'. Best of success to her with her Children's Sculpture Peace Parks!"
I wanted to share the back story behind my piece, "The Little Mermaid". She was made from clay, then cast in bronze at the foundry. She sits atop a limestone base. I went to Copenhagen with my daughter when she was very young. We visited the famous statue of The Little Mermaid on the rocky shores of the city. I wanted to create my own, strong version of this delightful sculpture. She has more attitude than most as she surveys the world with total calm.
I wanted to share a bit about my sculpture "The Logic Master" with all of you. It is cast in bronze atop a rough-cut onyx base. The inspiration came when I was traveling in Mexico and studied the history of the Mayan people. This colorful, ancient and sometimes brutal culture used the locations of their naturally occurring deep wells or “cenotes”, to judge and punish their “politically incorrect” victims by throwing them to their death. This fellow is the 'decision maker'. He is patinaed with a deep red wax burnish to bring out the high emotion of the moment.
This week I wanted to focus on my sculpture "Angel de la Vida" (Angel of Life). I first created this piece in clay, then cast it in bronze. Her robes are filled with the colors and passions of life. I patinaed her with fire and chemicals, and created subtle nuances with metallic powders and waxes. Throughout art history, angels are frequently depicted in heaven above the clouds. I brought the clouds into her drapery and attached her to a custom made stainless steel circle, giving the illusion that she is floating above the material universe.
This week I wanted to tell you all a bit about my sculpture "Gathering of Nations". Created in clay and cast in bronze using the lost wax method, I then polished and patinaed this piece with rich colors and metallic waxes. I use an eco fuel for the fire in the bowl so that it can burn inside a home or office. This is a maquette of a piece to be created in monumental size as an homage to all the Native American Nations.
This week I want to focus on my sculpture "When You Wish Upon a Star". It is made in clay and cast in bronze using the lost wax method. This sculpture is high-polished to a shining golden bronze. From Walt Disney's "Jiminy Cricket", to a lullaby for my daughter, to a dancing star with love at its center, this is a sculpture about the love of a mother and child. I also recently created a "When You Wish Upon a Star" Wearable Sculpture (necklace). The necklace is made at the foundry like my larger pieces, and is patinaed and finished with iridescent waxes, attached to hand sewn ribbon and bronze chain with small bronze star charms. A percentage of the profits from my Wearable Sculptures are going to help build a series of monumental Children's Sculpture Peace Parks. I am working with inner city children, promoting that a drug free individual, household, community and planet will create a more peaceful world.