Sculpture Shows, May 20th and June 7th

Bring Art into your life- Enjoy wonderful 3 dimensional sculptural work.

On May 20th you have a chance to visit the beautiful sculpture garden at Hawk Ridge Farm for “Embracing Earth”. A number of my pieces are included in the show.  The image below is “Spring Series #1”, a piece that is hammered out of a flat sheet of copper.

I look forward to meeting you at the opening. Or you will enjoy a stroll through the wooded sculpture path at any other time you can make it. More information is below.

Another sculpture show “Power of Place” will open on June 7th in Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells. I am still working on a piece that will be included in that show. I can’t wait to finish it and have you be able to see and interact with it.

Enjoy the slow coming spring.  Antje

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New work by Gary Haven Smith
EMBRACING EARTH
Hawk Ridge Farm Pownal, Maine
May 20th – July 23rd, 2017
May Wine Opening Reception 
Saturday, May 20 th 4:30-6:30pm
with Steve Lindsay at the piano
Sculpture by New England artists shown in country home and gardens and along woodland trail.   

Sunday afternoon open houses from 1pm-4pm.

   

Maple Tree talks listed on website. Open by Appointment. 
Save the Dates
 
GARY HAVEN SMITH
Ogunquit Museum of American Art Ogunquit,  Maine
May 1st – October 31st, 2017
POWER OF PLACE
Wells Reserve at Laudholm Wells, Maine
May 26th – October 16th, 2017
Opening Reception Wednesday, June 7  th 4:30-6:30pm


June LaCombe SCULPTURE 

New copper sculpture

It has been fun finishing this copper sculpture “Phoenix”.

The new exploration for me was to figure out how to let the piece rotate in the base.  To achieve this, I carved the base out of cement and inserted tubing and ball bearings.

You can find videos on my FB page.

Now I am creating a larger 5.5 foot version in steel.

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Sculpture show: Autumn at Hawk Ridge Farm 2016

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Some of you might be aware of the sculpture show curated by June LaCombe, Autumn at Hawk Ridge Farm.

Here is the link to images of the sculpture show: Autumn at Hawk Ridge. Please browse through them.  It is not the same as seeing them first hand in nature.  But you will get an idea of the great diversity of sculptural expression.

You can see my sculptures in the company of so many great pieces by about 30 Maine artists.  My sculptures are images # 13, 28 and 81.

Here is a photo I took of “Uprising” on the sculpture path.  This is the first time this piece is installed in the woods.  I always had it in open spaces.  See what you think and let me know.

And as a preview, I am inspired to work on different shapes and forms and created the first model in copper. It also can stand as a smaller sculpture by itself.  Just in case I want to play in a bigger scale, I might leave my bending tools in a different spot for the winter, so they will not be covered by big snowbanks.  Well, it depends on how cold it will get this winter.

Enjoy the turn of the season and keep beauty in your life.

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Spiral Shape 

 

 

New Sculpture is started

The first curves are bend. The two main rods are welded together. I was thrilled that the welder worked excellent. I have not used it in such a long time- and I remembered how to weld. I was a little worried I might have forgotten. 

The gesture is outlined temporarily with copper tube. This is giving me a  rough guide to fill out the leaves with the steel rods to come. A few of which are tacked in place below.

Sculpture found a new home

New Leaf 2 had been exhibited during the Fall show at Hawk Ridge Farm.  June LaComb curated the show on the beautiful woods trail.

I am excited to hear that it found a new home and so much interest that I was commissioned to create another similar one. This will be a fun project before it gets too cold to work outside.  In fact I have more curvy  shapes floating through my mind and hope to have enough time to play with more forms.  First I will order some steel!

New Leaf 2, made out of steel rod

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installed at Hawk Ridge, Maine

New Leaf 2 dimensions are about 5 x 3 x 2′

the patina is beautiful orangy rust

New Finish

I have been living with this sculpture for a few weeks and liked it.  But once I added an encaustic finish to my latest sculpture, this one needed to get smoother as well.

This Piece “Return” invites to be touched.  It looks smooth and flowing, therefore the surface needs to have that quality and continue that experience.  Finally I found a way to execute this with an encaustic finish.  It turned out a little redder than I expected- but why not add a little color?

smooth finish

smooth finish

12 in. in diameter, 8in. high

12 in. in diameter, 8in. high

nice view to see that it is carved from both sides

nice view to see that it is carved from both sides