Thursday, May 18, 2017

Buffalo Trace Commission - 3 month Anniversary

The original quarry block was delivered to the studio on February 15.
 This is what the sculpture looked like after 2 months...
 ... and how it looks like a month later, May 15, 2017.
 ...and walking around the piece...
 ... front view...
 ... and around...
 ... to the left side...
I am getting within an inch of the final form over the majority of the sculpture.  I'm doing a lot of looking and re-looking at this point.  I have to be cautious from here onward as, once it's carved off, you can't put it back on.

Sculptures... In and Out

This week, I've been busy tidying up 'old business'.
 Monday, Meg and I made the long trek up to Elk Creek Winery that is located south of Owenton, Kentucky.  We used her crane truck to retrieve a sculpture that had been on loan there for about 7 years.
 On the way back, I bought this BEAUTIFUL 4 lb. tray of smoked beef brisket from Bully Barbecue in Buckner, KY.  ( ...it smells and tastes even better than it looks...)
 Wednesday, Meg used her crane truck to take my "Newborn Crescent" back to Bernheim Forest near Clermont, KY.  Bernheim supplied the skid loader and operator to help me unload and set the piece.
 I had added a base that had my signature intertwining forms; in this case, they represent rolling clouds.
 I'll go back and get better pictures when the sun isn't so glaring and the plants mature around it.
...and ending this post with the obligatory wildlife picture: Diversity.... country style.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Kentuckiana Outdoor Sculptor's Guild 1st Annual Invitational at Hidden Hill Nursery

Last night, May 12, 2017 from 5 to 8 p.m. was the opening for the Kyana Guild's 1st sculpture show. 
 16 area artists placed 50 sculptures in the back lawn of Hidden Hill Nursery in Utica, Indiana.  The show runs through August 11.
In the foreground is a sculpture by Mike McCarthy.  He put the whole thing together; deciding who, what, when and where.
 All of the photos on this post are credit Meg White... here's a view through a piece by Bill Kolok...
 ... and this view of Caren Cunningham's sculpture through a sculpture by Matt Weir.
 This piece by Mary Dennis Kannapell was 1 of 3 sculptures that sold during the opening.
 This Chimp by Meg White is my personal favorite of the show.
 This grouping by David Caudill added some color to the show.  He just returned from Bolivia  (13,000 feet elevation!) where he was creating a giant maze based on a thumb print.
I also liked this birdbath by Al Nelson.  (That moth stayed there throughout the entire opening...)
 
I'm thinking about creating a blog exclusively for the Guild Show, so that there is something on the web that shows all 50 pieces (...just need some extra time and energy... and more and better pictures...)