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

Spiraling Beauty- sculpture to touch

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.

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carved

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sanded

warm surface treatment

warm surface treatment

with nice smooth finish

with nice smooth finish and wonderful to touch

Feather Dance

This is a new sculpture, done in May 2012 and installed at the Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay.  The show “Wings” was curated by June LaComb.

model for Feather Dance

Feather Dance done

with rust patina

I think it ended up being about 7 x 3 x 3′

Feather Dance installed at Maine Botanical Garden in Boothbay

Me and Feather Dance

New Leaf 2

This sculpture was made in May and is installed at Hawk Ridge Farm for the show Metal and Stone. June LaComb curated the show.

New Leaf 2, made out of steel rod

side view

installed at Hawk Ridge, Maine

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

the patina is beautiful orangy rust

Video about me and my work

Here is a video about me and my work, connecting my artistic- and body-work through the heart.  This was made by Bill Anderson:  http://www.camdenpost.com/phenomenaltouch.html

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.

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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