Patio design with Sculpture

new patio behind the house, view from upstairspatio, stone bench and sculpture

patio, stone bench and sculpture

closer view at sculpture and day lilies in the background

different view of sculpture on patio

Here are a few views of our new patio.  It was a long process.  It nicely showcases the sculpture “Harmony” out of steel.

I also used steel pipe to drape the Kiwi vine over.  It is a nice shady space in the middle of the day.  The stone bench against the house is a great spot to sit in the morning or evening.

new book- Kunst zum Erleben

I spend the last month creating a book of my artistic work and development.

I was inspired to put all this information together for an exhibit I will be part of in Germany.

http://www.blurb.com/my/book/detail/1635134#store-price

The whole book can be previewed.

The book is in German- but I will translate it.  This winter will be a good time for this.

Sculpture Journal 4/46/10

Here are more detailed views of the 3 sculptures shown in NJ at the Designer Showcase:

"Passage", side view, 7 x 10.5 x 10.5"

the same piece- from below

from above

Abstract I, I still could use another name for this piece

side view, 14,5 x 14 x 9"

another view

Harmony, 25.5 x 12 x 8"

side view

3/4 view

Sculpture Journal 4/12/10

I made it!!!

All three pieces for the New Jersey show are done.  It was a little push to get everything sculpted.  Then the drying was out of my hands.  Fortunately we had a little sunshine and they all took a turn sitting in the car to get really nice and warm and help with the drying.  The painting went smooth too.  Today I picked up the black bases.  It makes such a difference.  They look very nice and finished now, and the proportions to each other are great as well.  I hope I will see pictures of the chest they will be standing on.  I am crossing my fingers that it actually looks great.

Tomorrow everything will get wrapped up and off it goes….

The Trio is all done

different view

Sculpture Journal 3/26/10

I am working on 3 sculptures for a show in NJ.  All of them are made out of hydrocal.

Armatures for the 3 sculptures and the space available

"Abstract I" This piece still needs another name....

made out of hydrocal

smooth finish, it will be painted white

"Harmony"

this one has a textured finish to it

also painted white once it dries

Sculpture Journal 3/21/2010

Hanging sculpture at Ashwood Waldorf School in Rockport Maine

I just installed a sculpture in the main entry at the Ashwood School.  I think it is perfect for the space.  And it moves very nicely in the wind.  The piece still needs a name and I hope the students will come up with something fitting.

sculpture out of copper tubing

view from below

it moves nicely in the wind

just above the main entry

it is even visible form the parking lot

Sculpture in Winter

Balance and Swing in Snow

The following text was published in the Newsletter of Merryspring Nature Center.  It also introduces the idea of renting a sculpture

Sculpture in Winter

Winter is such a beautiful time to enjoy our gardens in a more quiet way.  Winter draws our attention to the core, the essential, the structure.  Trees and shrubs reveal their essence.

The same is true for the sculptures in Merryspring’s gardens.  When the snow is covering all the plant life, even the lower shrubs, the sculptures stand out by themselves, framed sometimes by nearby bushes or trees, or just standing in open space.  Depending on the snow level, the lower parts of the sculpture even disappear.  Right after a storm, fresh snow can play with the linear forms of the piece.  On a sunny day, a moving shadow will play around the sculpture throughout the day.  There is a lot to be noticed and discovered.  Please take the time and enjoy this unique opportunity to admire and interact with the sculptures during nature’s quiet time.

Created by artist Antje Roitzsch, the sculptures have been on display at Merryspring since last summer. “Spiral dance” poses in front of the Ross Center; “Balance and Swing” sits on the boulder in the back of the building.  “New Leaf” stands in the rock garden; “Harmony” spreads out in the herb garden; and “Uprising” takes center stage in the lawn behind the lilies. “Flowering” shoots up in the children’s garden; and “Spiraling” hangs in the locust tree in front of the hexagon. Each sculpture goes well in its specific surroundings, as if it belongs there.

And that could happen, if you or other members wish to purchase a piece for Merryspring.  “Keeping in Motion,” which was in the hexagon, has already left the exhibit and will soon be hanging at the Rockland Library.  The artist’s goal for these sculptures is to have them continue bringing joy to people and to be accessible to the public.  However, if someone falls in love with a piece and decides to purchase it, a portion of the sales price would be given to Merryspring as a donation.

In addition, beginning in the spring, the pieces may be rented, either through the summer or for the whole year.  The artist also is available to come to your property and site the sculpture to assist in optimal display.  Rental fees start from $30.00 per month, with a six-month minimum. You may try out a sculpture before you buy it with a “rent to buy option.” For more details,please call Antje at 542-4285 or e-mail her at info@visualartsmaine.com.

If you would like to know more about the background of the Art, Nature and Design Exhibit with beautiful photographs of each sculpture, a book is available at http://www.blurb.com Search for the title of the book: Art, Nature and Design. Action shots of the metal bending process are included.