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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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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!
pour the mixture into the forms
here are our works stations. Cement is setting up.