...and now for fun...
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Sunday, October 5, 2014
The weather has continued to be incredibly good and I have worked outside almost every day.
As we left, we were met by David and Kathleen Buechler (friends we hadn't seen in 15 years). They invited us over to their house for drinks, where we spent an enjoyable evening. As Woody Allen said, "Half of life is just showing up". (...and, yes, it wouldn't hurt for us to get out more often...)
Sunday, September 21, 2014
Thursday, September 11, 2014
Tuesday, I installed my craggy bird feeder at it's new home in a private garden outside Lagrange, KY.
Sunday, August 31, 2014
Saturday, August 23 was the opening for the
Owensboro RiverArtes Public Sculpture Show.
(photo Meg White)
(photo Meg White)
Friday, August 22, 2014
Last week, the Outdoor Sculpture Show at Yew Dell Gardens ended. We headed for Crestwood, Kentucky to deliver a sculpture that we had sold in the show (one of the very rare pieces that Meg and I have worked on together) and to bring back unsold pieces.
On the way up, Meg's crane truck developed a serious leak in a brake line. Normally, we don't post to the world when things go wrong; everything is "a bowl of cherries" and "a bed of roses" here at Lawler-White Sculpture Studios. However, I'm wanting to give a 'plug' for Gomer's Automotive near Brandenburg, KY who fixed the truck on the spot and got us back on the road.
Great service for a fair price!
We loaded up the stone "Seraph" and fastened her down with this cargo net before heading to her destination.
(kind of a strange image...)
This is the fully installed sculpture at a private residence near Lagrange, KY.
This is an alternate view.
We had some new "wildlife" show up at the studio: 2 potbelly pigs. When it looked like they were moving in to stay, I called the folks at Broadbent Wildlife Sanctuary to see if they could help us relocate them. The pigs took off before anyone showed up and I haven't seen them since.
One of the men from Broadbent who came out in response to my call was Abby Peterson. I gave him a hand full of plasticene when he mentioned that he had an interest in creating sculpture. He made this model for an eagle sculpture.
Then, he made this wood sculpture, using the clay as a pattern. Wood sculpting is something that he's been doing for a while. He has a booth over at Peddler's Mall in Elizabethtown, KY where he is successfully selling his wood creations. We plan to check it out next time we're over in E-town.
Saturday, July 26, 2014
I sold a stone monk to the owner of Monte Casino Winery, which is on the site of the old Monte Casino Monastery. The monks at the monastery created the first winery west of the Appalachians at this site in the late 1700's
This week, it was time to move the monk from my studio to his new home in Newport, Kentucky.
Davy brought out a 23 ton crane from JBB Inc. in Hardinsburg.
The first thing we did was to lay him down.
Then, we loaded him onto the 24' flat bed truck that I rented from Penske.
Early the next morning, I made the 3-1/2 hour trip to the site.
A 14 ton crane met me there for the installation.
No, I'm not "stringing up" the monk.
He has successfully landed in his new home, reverently overlooking the site where the stone monastery used to stand. I plan to go back in the future and check on the progress of the Winery, as Mark Schmidt, the owner, has great plans.
When I took the exit for Bardstown Road to refuel the truck, and was about to turn south to go under Watterson Expressway, I noticed a mural in progress. This is something that I'll have to check back with, as well. Looks Great!
Now...for the Weird of the Week...
Ginger Ale, on the Bears.
(photo and concept Meg White)
A luminescent contrail, beautifully backlit by the setting sun.
(photo Meg White)