Sunday, July 5, 2015

Sweating the Small Stuff

There was a bit of a "Log Jam"
at the studio over the last couple weeks.
First, the air compressor broke and had to be replaced...
Then, the crane truck broke down and blocked the entrance to the stone studio...
 So, I had to turn my efforts to creating some small things that didn't require a crane truck to move in and out.  I made this "Red Salamander" in Georgia Pink Marble that measures 14" x 4" x 4"H.

 Then, I made this Day Lily which measures 15"W x 11"D x 10"H.
 Day Lily's always bloom around my birthday (mid June) and I have a lot of good associated memories that go with their appearance.
 I made this nested arrangement of 2 forms from a single stone.  It was inspired by the 'Mother and Child' theme.
 It is Indiana Limestone and measures 15"W x 14"D x 8"H.
 I was really happy with the sweeping curves and balanced composition of this Bird in Flight stone vessel.
 I've tentatively titled it after a Beatles song "This Bird Has Flown" (a.k.a. "Norwegian Wood").  It measures 21"W x 19"D x 8".
 Also, I made the "Swan Vase" from a single piece of Indiana Limestone that measures 21"W x 8"D x 9"H.
I got carried away with the stylized tail and wing feathers - it took a lot of extra time to finish it all out.
Slowly, the "log jam" is breaking up...the compressor has been replaced, the truck fixed...There are about 7 large pieces that are finishing up at the same time.  The latest 'chock under my wheels' has been the constant rain that makes the ground of the sculpture garden too soft to drive across.  I've got sculptures lined up and ready to move...

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