Sunday, March 30, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
upper curve into its basic form.
Saturday, March 15, 2008
Meanwhile, inside the studio, progress continues on the Green Bay commission. I have begun to carve the intertwining currents along one side of the sculpture.
When a foot of snow melts it has to go somewhere. This is our lower field, flooded with backwater from the Ohio River.
I think this is what they call "too thin to plow" - unless you're sowing oysters.
This is a little cave spring that only flows when there is lots of rain. It's right next to the road and I pass it on the way to the studio.
Sunday, March 9, 2008
The 10,000 lb. block of Limestone for the Green Bay, WI sculpture entitled " Currents " has arrived. It was moved off the monorail truck onto my rail cart, so that I could move it into the studio.
Last weekend was the 1st bit of sunshine and warm temperatures that we'd had for a month. I tried to crate and freight "Affinity", but couldn't. So, I switched gears and ran the water-cooled hydraulic chainsaw to remove the large corners from the WI block.
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I was able to establish the ends of the circular forms on the bench.
By the end of Thursday, I had prepared the side of the sculpture for gridding out the design of the intertwining currents.
A bird's snow angel.
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Soon, Meg will have her own blog and I will supply a link when that happens. In the meantime, I will start with her list.
1. Meg installed a Black Granite Panther at the University of Northern Iowa in November.
She has to make a trip in the spring to oversee the installation of a bronze plaque and to get good pictures without snow.
2. Meg has a bronze fountain group for Louisiana State University which is almost ready to leave the foundry. She will install the fountain this spring.
3. Meg is 1 of 4 semi-finalist for a commission in Aurora, CO. She will fly out there in late March or early April for the presentation.
4. Meg just received the contract for the two 3/4 life-size figures for a memorial to Sister Emily Cooper and the 200+ children buried in Cave Hill Cemetary, Louisville, KY.
5. Meg is also designing a bronze and granite memorial for the son of a friend.
Now...back to me.
I received a contract last week from the City of Green Bay, Wisconsin to create this functional sculpture. It is entitled "Currents" and will be carved from Indiana Limestone with a granite base. It measures approximately 8' long by 3' high by 2' deep. I will be posting the work as it progresses.
During the bad weather this winter, I did a serious re-do on a sculpture entitled Inspiration.
This work was just completed but I haven't been able to move it from the studio. It has been either raining or
snow/ice - and then the crane truck broke down.
This sculpture was finished in late January. It is "Man and Technology", IN Limestone, 7'H x 5' x 4' and will be in an outdoor sculpture show at Yew Dell Gardens, Louisville, KY from June 6- 26. It has been photoshopped into a spring background because the studio property right now is a dreary, muddy wintery mess.
This sculpture is to be installed in the City of Lafayette, Indiana sometime in the upcoming year. It is "Transcend", Indiana
Limestone, 78"H x 25" x 20".
This sculpture will be delivered to Lancaster, Pennsylvania in May. It is "Time Blossom", IN Limestone, 6'H x 4' x 4'.
Ice is the 'flavor' of the season. Photo by Meg White.
Sunday, March 2, 2008
Shown at left is a recently completed sculpture that has been sold to a private collector in Jupiter, Florida. The sculpture is waiting to be crated and shipped. It is entitled "Affinity", made from Indiana Limestone and measures approximately 6'H x 3' x 3' and weighs 2,500 lbs.
Lately, production at the studio has been intermittent because of two ice storms. The picture at the left is part of the 1/2 mile drive back to the studio. There was about 2 inches of snow and about an inch of ice. I had to walk in and back out from the studio for several days. At one point, a large cedar fell across the road from the weight of the ice. A neighbor was nice enough to use his tractor to push it out of the way. It actually wasn't too bad walking back and forth thru the ice-covered trees. It was very quiet and peaceful and if the sun came out, there was a lot of prism colors refracting thru the ice. Photo by Meg White.
An ice storm is a good time to do a little exploring. We found this strange icicle that looked like an arm with a hand. Meg took this photo and did a photoshop flip to add the mirror image.