Sunday, August 31, 2014

Owensboro RiverArtes and Cloverport Sacajawea Festival

Saturday, August 23 was the opening for the
Owensboro RiverArtes Public Sculpture Show. 
 They had 75 entries from all across the U.S. for hopeful inclusion in the 2 year lease of works to be displayed around Owensboro.  You can see Meg's baby elephant "Ely" and my stone head of "Father Time" in this picture. 
 Here's a picture of 2 pictures...Meg's Alabama Marble sculpture "Nyx Lifting the Veil" and my life-size "Testing the Waters".
 This Saturday, we went down to Cloverport for their 50th annual Sacajawea festival.  A friend of ours, Abby Peterson, was making and selling his wood creations.
 He had help from Derick Ford who is sanding the letters that Abby had just carved.
 It had started to drizzle and the crowds had basically left, so I asked Abby if Meg could try her hand at it - she had never used a chainsaw before.
 I liked this picture with the barge in the background going down the Ohio River.
 She made this female head preform in Cedar in about half an hour - then, it started to rain fairly hard; time to leave.
 I made a wood over life-sized Sacajawea for the Town of Cloverport and their festival in 1986 (I was aged 25).  This is the ONLY surviving picture of it when I'd just begun work on it - I never took a picture of the finished piece.  The Town of Cloverport had installed it down on their riverfront and it floated away during a flood.
 Now... for the Weird of the Week...What is this?  One hint, You might have it for breakfast.
(photo Meg White)
...and this creature hanging onto my "Sail" sculpture.
(photo Meg White)

Friday, August 22, 2014

"Seraph" Installed

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.