Just a quick shot of a new Artifact sculpture in progress. I really like how the improvisational quality of these leads to unexpectedly pleasing forms. This one in particular I think is quite fine and dynamic.
Work in Progress
I rarely show anyone sketches or working drawings for sculptures. If you happen to drop by the studio and see the materials scattered about, that’s fine. In fact, feel free to page through the stacks of drawings on the counter as well. Knock yourself out, you might find something interesting. It’s not for any ideological(…)
I’ve decided to call this new series the Artifacts. They are simply captivating little pieces you want to pick up, turn over in your hands and speculate on. Are they natural? Fashioned by human hands? They feel as if they’ve just been pulled out of the black soil of the land… what can be more(…)
Those of you who’ve always wanted to know if I have anything smaller available, will soon be in luck. I have a new series of mini sculptures in progress, and I’ll be adding to them for the next few weeks at least. Here’s the second one in progress: And with fabrication complete: What strikes me(…)
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(…)
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 consumed with this new piece the last several days. As it sometimes happens, the parts I thought would be difficult are coming together quickly while the parts I thought would be easy are turning out to be rather difficult. Shows what I know. But I think I’m getting a handle on it and(…)
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(…)
Earlier today I finished up a proposal for a sculpture park commission. This new piece turned out so well that I think the only thing which could make it better would be to make it bigger! I thought it would be a perfect fit for this call sitting on my desk so I took some(…)
Here’s a shot of what’s on the table today. A new ladder piece, I’ll probably title it Jacob’s Ladder II, though that’s not set in stone. This one is a bit tricky. It stands 10′ tall (it’s laying sideways, that’s the bottom on the right) and mostly likely will weigh in at around 225 lbs. (…)
Four new ghost sculptures are haunting the studio today. I just got these back from the sand blaster and that soft white, freshly-blasted surface is quite striking. Now the rusting process begins.
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).
Very little is as satisfying to me as work done well. When things come together, when a myriad of small decisions and acts coalesce into a greater whole, when effort has been focused into a single defining task – that is exhilarating to me. I have been known to literally sound my barbaric yawp in(…)
Progress is being made on the new work. Actually, I’m nearing the end so it is time to make one crucial cut before I can begin to wind it up. In order to complete the joints properly, I need to actually finish the surfaces which will be mated together. For the proper “feel” that I(…)