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)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for coming out. You guys are definitely rock stars! Had a great time talking with u two. Great carving meg! First time using a chainsaw. Wow! Speechless!