Sunday, May 19, 2013

Four Sculptures in China

Part of the group of 106 artists gathered for the sculpture symposium.
These four sculptures are on display in three separate sculpture parks in the city of Changchun China. Totem, Standing Together (top left), Auto Pod (top right), World Car (B.L.) and Idea Leaping into the Future (B.R.)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Stone Sculptures in Progress

Recent trips to China have inspired an aesthetic in the natural lime stone formations (above bottom) that are so common here in the islands. 
Finished my latest sculpture "Cloud Stone" I call it. I was inspired by the natural limestone formations here on the island for many years but really did not know how to interpret them. Cloud like, clouds as if solidified. The limestone always seemed so fluid... It finally came after visiting the Palace Gardens in Beijing, an aesthetic shift...I still play with the arrangement so maybe "finished" is a bit to permanent an idea for this piece.

The larger lime stone work (above) is early in it's development and I have been having great fun drawing on the surface getting the design more nailed down.  As a drawing surface it is quite nice and I have gone through many revisions and continue to enjoy the process.  The stone is not very dense and cuts easily, many more hours are needed to complete this piece.  I'm looking forward to working on this stone after the semester is finished.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

An earlier work from the 1990's.   A work that incorporates the use of indigenous tattoo pattern with a twist, this keeps the work fresh and the pattern gives it a relevance to the region.  This is a large hand built piece 36" tall and is in a private collection here in Saipan.  

Raku style piece that was created in the mid-1990s, I really enjoy the Raku process, the involvement of the artist while the work is still glowing red hot and the serendipity of some of the surface decoration.
Raku Fish Group with a luster glaze, I really had some beautiful results and these works were very popular.