An Artist’s Life
Winter is coming… you can smell it in the frost of the sunrise.
This is a great image of Nighthawk in its permanent home, taken by the owner. I love it when my work finds a great home.
Still rather disgruntled (to put it mildly) after the theft of a sculpture two weekend back, I decided I would spend the last several days moving heavy rocks around to burn up some energy. The terraced walls are all dry-stacked stone collected on the property. Eventually, I’ll continue all the way around the side of(…)
I just got back from the Uptown Art Fair this weekend in Minneapolis where, along with several other artists, I had a work stolen from my booth on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I guess it could have been worse, another sculptor had four pieces stolen, but it’s still a punch in the gut. (This was within(…)
If I try really hard, I can recall this vague feeling from when I was younger… Almost obsessively, I would ruminate on what it must feel like to be truly excellent at something. Imagine you are Michelangelo or Michael Jordan, it doesn’t particularly matter. But what does matter is that you are at the pinnacle(…)
I finally finished this new large piece, temporarily titled Helios Rising. I need to live with it for a while to see what I really think, but I’d say I’m happy with it. One of my common “themes” is melding organic with geometric forms into a singular whole. Here I was going for something related,(…)
I’ve been back for a week and a half or so now but I’ve been consumed by planting trees. I have approximately 800 in the ground with only 100 or so to go. A full update on that project, along with drawings and images of the broad landscape design, will come later. Right now it’s(…)
Spring is definitely on its way. Even though it was an unnervingly mild winter, it’s still a pleasure to see the landscape awaken from dormancy. I just thought I’d share a couple pictures as a nice diversion from the incessant grinding/digging. My Nanking Bush Cherries are getting their first blooms. One of my Scout Apricot(…)
I picked Seed up the other day from the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in Mankato, MN. It was on exhibit there for one year and took home Best in Show. Nice to have it back home again. It reminds me of a short meditation I wrote a while back which I don’t believe I’ve shared(…)
And I was making such good progress… Started a new sculpture a couple days ago and it was really coming together. After overcoming the initial resistance of beginning (which never goes away, no matter how many pieces I’ve completed) I was finding my way with no more than the usual fits and starts. Some things(…)
I put together a short .pdf book about my Reliquiae series of sculptures. Click on the image below to open it or I would suggest right-click-saving due to the size (around 5mb).
If you’d like to follow the creation and fabrication process for one of my sculptures, in this case Nexus, here is a .pdf publication I created. Click on the image below to open it or I would suggest right-click-saving due to the size (around 11mb).
I was back in the studio today after our annual holiday vacation visiting family. Good to be back to work – it’s amazing how much I enjoy just being in the shop. I managed to finish a sculpture just before leaving, so today was a combination of getting things back in order as well as(…)
I spent a good part of this morning grinding. The key to not (immediately) ruining your shoulders/elbows/wrists when doing this for an extended period of time, is to keep your arms in as tight to your body as possible. Don’t hang the grinder out in space like some chaotic dead weight. Keep your elbows in. (…)
I knew it had been a while since my last post, but I had no idea it was all the way back in mid-November. An explanation is in order. A couple of weeks later, on November 30th, we closed on our new house. It was a foreclosure which had been vacant over a year –(…)