Tuesday, December 25, 2007

A Maze in Steel

This saw blade has a 52” diameter and is 1/8” thick. First I draw my design with soapstone, like chalk it is easy to erase, until I get a design I like. Once I am happy with the design, I go over it with a permanent marker for steel. Now I am ready to proceed with my plasma cutter, which slices through steel like budda!

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

my great score

On our trip North we drove over 3,300 miles visiting family, finding saw blades, and searching for the elusive buoys. After a year of research, the score was found way down east in Maine. They are identical to the one I found on Cape Cod and used to create my sculpture which is shown on my Sept. 28th entry.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

opening reception at New Bern, NC

The Craven Arts Council really knows how to throw a party! This week, I moved my Circulus sculpture from the River Sculpture festival in Ashville to New Bern, NC where it will be on exhibit until Sept. 08. I feel honored to have my work included in this international show. The juror, Carla Hanzal, Curator of Contemporary Art, the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC, selected 10 pieces from 80 entries for this year's outdoor show. I enjoyed talking with the other artists during the weekend events.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Washington, DC

You may notice the smile on my face as I stand next to my sculpture which was in the Tri-State Sculptors exhibit at Washington Square. After the show closed it was delivered to the buyer, an art enthusiast in Chevy Chase, MD.

Friday, September 28, 2007

Cape Cod Buoy

The first large piece I tackled, entitled "Buoy", was accepted into the National Outdoor Sculpture Competition & Exhibition. This exhibit will continue until March 28, 2008 and is located in the Riverfront Park, North Charleston, SC. A buoy I discovered on the Cape Cod shoreline about 18 years ago was used to create this piece in 2004.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Captured Flight overlooks Asheville, NC

This is another in my Flight Series which was taken with the Asheville Skyline in the background and is part my art for sale in the Grovewood Gallery.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Captured Flight Sculpture

This is a 52" steel sawblade is part of my Flight Series and will be on view at the River Sculpture Festival until October 31st. It has been captured by a found metal band.

Tara - Goddess of Compassion

The Cilla Vee – Life Arts presented a Motion Sculpture Movement Installation by Claire Barratt entitled TARA – GODDESS OF COMPASSION. Words cannot describe this spectacular 1 1/2 hour continuous performance installation which was inspired by my sculpture “Captured Flight” Don't miss other RiverSculpture Festival events.

RiverSculpture Exhibition in Asheville, NC

The RiverSculpture Exhibit will be open from September 1st through October 31st this year. I had two pieces accepted this year, Circulus and Captured Flight. Circulus will be traveling to New Bern, NC for the Craven Arts Council exhibit on November 1st.