Art lifts your soul

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Dear  Friends                                                                                               I am so excited to introduce my new body of artistic expression with you. It has been a long time of creative drought for me. Dealing with my Mom’s illness and death left me drained and reevaluating my whole life. This required all of my “creative” energy. But finally after last Thanksgiving the creative juices have been flowing again, leaving me very grateful, excited and curious.
I am exploring the realm of hanging, moving sculpture- the Art Mobile.

Are you ready to get outside and take in beautiful sculptures?
My copper Mobiles will be part of this exhibit:
CLARITY 2020

Featuring Stephen Porter with thirty other outstanding artists

Hawk Ridge Farm Pownal, Maine

June 1st– July 19th, 2020

Outdoors and by appointment only
Give June LaCombe a call or email, so she can assure that there are not too many people walking the sculpture trail at the same time and feeding their soul with beautiful art.
Call: 207-688-4468 or Email: june.lacombe@gmail.com

2Roitzsch_1_UnderFullSail_2020 Why Mobiles?
In these uncertain and sometimes very depressing times, we all can use something to lift up our spirits and giving lightness to our souls.
This is what the mobiles are doing for me and I am certain it will have a similar effect on you. Waking up to the colorful shapes, suspended in the air, makes me start the day with a big smile on my face.  Watching the gentle movement feels so mesmerizing and meditative. It calms the nervous system, quiets the nagging thought patterns and awakens curiosity, appreciation and joy. In other words, it can be the perfect wellness tool for troubled times 🙂
“Under Full Sail” hammered copper. Read more with this link

STIL Artikel

I am thrilled to be included in the current issue of STIL, Goetheanismus in Kunst und Wissenschaft.

For the full issue contact: Redakteur Michael Kurtz, STIL Verlag am Goetheanum, Hügelweg 53, CH 4143 Dornach, +41-61-706 42 04, stil@vamg.ch

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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.

Intuitive Sculpture

This was the most fun day I had in a long time.  I met with Bonnie and Richard and created some sculptures in Richard’s studio.  The medium was Cement, or Mortar to be exact.

I loved the intuitive aspect of creating something in a short period of time.  The material can only be carved until it gets too hard.  So you have to work fast and not over think the design or get hang-up in the details.

The other part I loved was to be in the creative flow with other people. As artists we are often used to create by ourselves.  Sometimes that is great, but it also can be pretty lonely. There is something special that happens when more people are gathered to dive into the creative process, especially when there are no specific goals- just play and have fun.  Yeah!

Sifting materials

Sifting materials

dry mixing

dry mixing

add water

add water

pour the mixture into the forms

pour the mixture into the forms

here are our works stations.  Cement is setting up.

here are our works stations. Cement is setting up.

ready to carve

ready to carve

the fun began.  Bonnie is going wild

the fun began. Bonnie is going wild

Richard

Richard

Antje is loving the medium

Antje is loving the medium

3 fun sculptures

3 fun sculptures