Thursday, December 4, 2008
Public Art Acquisition
I was recently notified by the NC Arboretum in Asheville of their desire to add my two luminaries to their permanent collection!
Monday, November 17, 2008
Circulus is Circulating!
Circulus is on the road again headed to Asheboro, NC for the 4th Annual Downtown Sculpture Exhibition. The show will open January, 2009 and run through April, 2010. This is the third juried show for Circulus, I am very proud of "him". Good Job!
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Location, Location, Location
You can imagine how excited I was to see so many of my sculptures in the gallery window at the Asheville Airport show opening. The frosting on the cake? Being greeted with the news that one of my pieces sold before the show even opened!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
2008 HandMade House at The Ramble
I’m thrilled to be included in this unique project. This is the first time 100% of the handcrafted home furnishings and design elements have been created by North Carolina artisans for a model home. Four of my sculptures were selected for The Ramble project. I have also been added to the HandMade in America Artists Registry
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Art is Airport Bound
Just received news that my sculpture has been accepted for a three month exhibit at the Asheville Airport gallery. They've chosen 6 pieces for the show which will run from November 14, 2008 through March 4, 2009. I'll take some picture of the exhibit next month. In the meantime, here is a sneak peak of "Luminary".
Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Three for Three
It doesn’t get any better than that! My sculpture “A Toy for Sisyphus” was chosen to be included in this years RiverSculpture show at Reynolds Mountain, which runs from 9/27/08 until 1/5/09.
Mountain Sculptors put on a super show at the Upstairs Gallery in Tryon, NC. I had six pieces included, one being placed front and center in the gallery window. Most Cool!
Monday, September 29, 2008
Hurray for Holly
Last week Tom Elfers (from Ornametals fame) and I installed our collaborative piece in the NC Arboretum in Asheville. It will be part of their permanent art collection. It was my first commissioned piece of public art
Sunday, August 3, 2008
I don’t believe the Toledo Torch Co. envisioned their pots ever being recycled into metal sculpture. You can see a "before" picture in my April 20th post. I had lots of fun creating this gift for my wife's garden. We bought some citronella oil and fired it up. Works great and casts wonderful shadows.
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Kudos for Sherry
Sherry Masters put together a great “Sculpture for the Garden” exhibition now going on at the Grovewood Gallery & continuing through December. I’m pleased to have my “Portals” and A Toy for Sisyphus included in the show.
Sunday, May 18, 2008
Another Opening .... Another Show
Joyce and I received a warm reception at the ART Sandy Springs opening in Atlanta, GA. My piece was placed next to the window at the town library where it will remain for one year along with the other 10 sculptures chosen for this exhibit. It was gratifying to receive all the nice comments from those in attendance. Talk about the "frosting on the cake"...they used the design of my sculpture for the brochure covers. If you'd like to see the brochure, follow the link above.
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Sunday, April 20, 2008
Anybody Remember Smudge Pots?
I spied these little beauties at the salvage yard (politically correct for JUNKYARD) and my cranium cried out "What the bleep can I do with these?" My lovely wife has already put dibs on a few for her garden! I better stake my claim fast before they disappear.
Thursday, April 3, 2008
A Harrowing Experience
In keeping with my desire of recycling found steel objects, my good friend and fellow sculptor, Steve Sane, gave me this steel harrow disc to play with! The finished art (22" diameter) certainly stands on its own and can be either a decorative piece or functional art.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
Sculpture TO GO
My latest piece was made from a portable air tank. After designing and cutting, I realized how perfect the ready made handle and legs would be. The name was a natural! Our society is so “to go” driven. From food to drugs, it’s all To Go. Maybe it’s all gone tooooo far?
Saturday, March 22, 2008
I Have Georgia on My Mind!
Why you ask? I’ve been invited to participate in the Sandy Springs’ inaugural public art project, ARTSS In The Open. I am in the process of creating my sculpture which is approximately 5’7” high x 36” diameter. This is going to be a show stopper, IMHO. I will be sure to post a photo of the complete piece with more info about the show.
Monday, March 17, 2008
Buoy Revisited - A Toy for Sisyphus
Here’s what happened when I unleashed my creativity and the power of a plama cutter on one of my Maine treasures. I’ve entered it into several juried shows and will keep you posted when I hear good news!
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Standing Flight was the third piece included in the Kaleidoscope - Contemporary Landscape Sculpture Exhibit at the NC Arboretum in Asheville. I've created the Standing Flight series in three heights ranging from 36" to 73" high. The one shown here is 64" high.
News Flash - Asheville, NC
I just received notification from The NC Arboretum Society they’ve accepted 3 of my sculptures for inclusion in their Kaleidoscope – Contemporary Landscape Sculpture Exhibit. They will be provide interior lights for the two Luminaries and install them at the entrance to their main building. The exhibit consists of 17 sculptures and will run from April 1 through October 31, 2008.
Tuesday, January 15, 2008
Unveiled in Richmond, VA
The couple who purchased this sculpture for their elegant home in the historic Fan district, were as delighted to see it installed as we were. It is gratifying to have my art fan out into another State. What a great way to start off a new year. As a perk for delivering this sculpture, the couple prepared a fabulous New Year's Day feast which included herb grilled red snapper, cheese grits and baked sweet potato cuboids. We also stopped in for tapas at "Si" a new restaurant in town.
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