A new sculpture is created: conversation.
Copper tubing with a carved cement base. It is currently standing in front of Camden Whole Health. Below are a few imaged during the creation process.
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.
The new sculpture “New Leaf” 3 is taking shape.
Here are a few images and video.
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.
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!
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?
With this sculpture I explored different textures. I debated if I should try colors with this piece. I ended up with slightly pigmented encaustic as final surface treatment. It gives it a warm glow. And it is so smooth and soft to the touch- that is what my sculptures are all about. Sculptures to touch!
The other goal with working in cement is to create pieces that can withstand the weather and be outside in the garden. This piece should be smooth enough that no water collects, and avoid problems with freezing ice. I will leave it outside this winter and test it out.