Sunday, December 8, 2013
Check out the video called "Grinding the Crack" on youtube. It shows Jeb Corliss jumping from a very high cliff and sailing through a distant ravine wearing a wing suit.
I was completely impressed - a modern day Icarus! I made a thumbnail clay model for a sculptural vessel inspired by Jeb Corliss and base jumping in a wing suit.
I took the model outside to find a suitable stone. I found an odd shaped piece, and made this quick sketch to see if I could modify the design to better fit the stone.
I carted the stone into the studio, transferred the design onto it and...
Here's a front view." It's made from Indiana Limestone and measures 24" x 18" x 8".
If nothing else, it works as a cat bed. (Which reminds me...watch youtube's "Kitty Corliss" after watching"Grinding the Crack").
I delivered "Exposure" on Monday. It has a beautiful new home near Brownsboro, Kentucky. It is made from a particularly high quality piece of Indiana Limestone, measures 44" x 22" x 12" and weighs about 800 lbs! Thank goodness that I had help from Tommy and Gabriel, 2 employees of the collector. Without them, it would have been real tough for me.
It's in excellent company - right next to this Barney Bright bronze. Anyone who knows Barney would recognize this as a self portrait of him as a Centaur. I was apprenticed to Barney in 1986 - another lifetime ago.
The best money that I've spent all year was on this new wood stove in the studio. I love it. It also makes a great place to display my bronze "Sunrise" sculpture.
Tie-Dye chimney, too (go figure).
Just in time before the first snow fall on Friday.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Wednesday, November 6th, Brian Rust (a sculptor and fellow finalist from Augusta, GA) and I had some time to kill before our meeting at 1 p.m. in Lexington. We decided to visit Shakertown which is about a 40 minute drive south of Lexington
Saturday, November 9, 2013
Tuesday, November 5 and Wednesday November 6 were the 2 days scheduled for the Eco-Art finalists to visit Lexington and look at potential sites. After a brief meeting with Jim Clark (President and CEO of LexArts), Nathan Zamarron (Community Arts Manager for LexArts) took myself and Brian Rust (a sculptor from Augusta, GA) on a tour of prospective sites.
The day ended with a reception at the Mayor's house where we got to see an amazing art collection and meet some artists from Brazil who are creating a 60' high by 50' mural downtown. We were treated to a dinner, a night's stay at Gratz Park Inn and breakfast the next morning.
I was able to experience a side of Lexington that I'd not seen before and was quite happy for the tour and the hospitality.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
I haven't posted in a while because we have been BUSY, BUSY, BUSY !!! The most important news is that I have been chosen as 1 of 5 finalists to be paid $2,000.00 to develop a site-specific proposal for Lexington's Eco Art Program. There were 118 applicants to the open national call that were screened to a 'short list' of 16 before selecting the 5 finalist. I'll post more as information becomes available.
Sunday, September 8, 2013
The summer is coming to a close...
Sunday, August 11, 2013
The weather has continued to be unseasonably cool, and our work has proceeded at a brisk pace.