Sculpture

Idol Statue for Sale at Artforms in Perrysburg

I just got this back from the President's Suite Award Exhibition and and it is now living in Artforms, A Perrysburg Gallery waiting for its forever home. I had such a great time making this statue. And I can't wait for someone to love it as much as I do. Idol Tennessee marble, limestone 13… Continue reading Idol Statue for Sale at Artforms in Perrysburg

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Summer Carving Intensive Part 5: The Final Week

It's the end of my summer class and it was fantastic!  There's nothing better (or at least very little better, in my opinion) than spending summer mornings outside carving stone.  No, as you can see, I did not finish the sculpture.  But I still accomplished a lot in six weeks!  The block of stone looked… Continue reading Summer Carving Intensive Part 5: The Final Week

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Summer Carving Intensive Part 4: Plight of the Inspiration Junky

You have an idea.  And it is brilliant.  In fact, it's probably the best idea you've ever had.  You spin out a sketch in five minutes, grab all the supplies you'll need and, powered by excitement and confidence, plunge into the project like a whirlwind of productivity. Then the novelty is worn away by the daily tedium… Continue reading Summer Carving Intensive Part 4: Plight of the Inspiration Junky

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Summer Stone Carving Intensive Part 3: A Carver’s Zen

I've come to a realization during the last three weeks of this class:  Carving is my favorite therapy.  Let's face it, life can be down right frustrating even when it doesn't seem impossible.  But carving, for me, is like meditation.  It's a step back to focus on something simpler, more immediate, and more concrete.  I mean,… Continue reading Summer Stone Carving Intensive Part 3: A Carver’s Zen

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Summer Carving Intensive Part 2: Ah! I Cleaved! Combating a Carver’s Biggest Fear

You've seen it in cartoons.  The sculptor takes the chisel and hammer to the nearly finished statue of David and, chink, off slides half of David's face!  (And a dejected Michelangelo crawls into a corner for a good, long cry.) I mean, you spend months - or longer - working on a sculpture and it could be… Continue reading Summer Carving Intensive Part 2: Ah! I Cleaved! Combating a Carver’s Biggest Fear

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How to Make a Summer Intensive More Intense

1. Come up with an idea that is too awesome to throw out This is usually my first problem in any art class.  I start sketching, fall in love with the idea (which is often a good idea if the time-frame to complete the project was a year--in this class I have six weeks) and… Continue reading How to Make a Summer Intensive More Intense