It has sold and found a new home in Indianapolis
Monday, August 8, 2022
Tuesday, July 5, 2022
I finally finished a monumental functional sculpture titled "One Way or Another". It took over 2 years from start to finish.
I bought a 10,000 lb. block of stone for my 59th birthday and had it delivered to my studio and unloaded.
I made a clay scale model to work out the major shapes. The concept is about the power to overcome adversity. Nothing can keep you down forever - Life will find a way.
The design was laid out onto the block using timber crayon.T
I also laid out the bottom at this time.
While the piece was on its side, I shaped the bottom and put in holes for mounting pins. I also began to rough in the forms. I used a hydraulic chainsaw to cut out the large block from the top as well as 2 large corners. This is how the piece looked by the end of 2020.
During the following year, the 3,000 lb. piece of scrap became this functional sculpture called "Go With the Flow.
In the spring of 2021, I stood the piece upright while I had the crane at the studio lifting other things.
The other side was completely unconsidered.
I returned to the project in 2022 and worked on it whenever the weather permitted. This is the finished back view.
...and this is the final front view. It is 8' wide by 4' high by 2'thick and weighs somewhere around 4,000 lbs. I haven't added up all of the hours that I have in it yet. There's quite a bit of labor in this piece. I'm happy with the results.
Saturday, May 7, 2022
Happy Kentucky Derby Day!!!
My main activity for April was a commission for a couple who lived in Indianapolis. This is "Memory Blossom" and is carved from a 300 lb. block of Indiana Limestone.
This is the back view of the piece. It measures 24"W x 19"H x 10"D and has a final weight of 130 lbs.
I also found time to create this bench in Indiana Limestone called "Twin Geysers". It measurtes 52"W x 19"H x 16"D. I have sold and delivered this piece along with the bench that I made last month of 2 mushrooms.
Speaking of sales... I sold this large sculpture "Harmony" to the City of Indianapolis, IN
Here's the back view. It had been on lease to White River State Park for about 5 years before they acquired it.
Indiana Limestone, 8'H x 4'W x 2'D
I also sold this large sculpture to the City of Lexington, KY.
"River of Music" Bench, Indiana Limestone 9'W x 4'H x 2'D
It had been on an 18 month lease before they acquired the piece.
Tuesday, April 12, 2022
Monday, April 11, was Meg White's birthday and we decided to take a small road trip to Bernheim Forest. It was a raining - one of those lost, dark misty days, but with bright new spring colors starting to show. We practically had the place to ourselves on a rainy Monday.
Thursday, March 24, 2022
Every winter, work slows down because of bad weather. However, I always find some pretty days to get a few pieces done. As I worked on a large gateway project, I snuck in time to create 4 functional garden pieces.