Thursday, November 15, 2007

This one is headed for a neighbor's deck. Hasn't a name yet -- I'll leave that for the new foster parent.
The picture was taken while it was just about completed. Afinal coat of clear urethane was the final coat.
The medium was one of my combinations (mixed media?) of thinset mortar plus paper pulp applied to a styrofoam armature
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Friday, November 9, 2007

I did this resting (or nesting, perhaps) bird in Italian alabaster about a year ago. Before it was completed a friend rather effusively admired it -- it now resides (nests?) in that party's home -- comfortably and suitably appreciated.
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Friday, October 19, 2007

I did this guy in wood and painted it with acrylics. That was sometime late in 2004 (I think). Named "Bruce" it lives indoors in a home in Somerset Lake. He is about 2' tall and I'm thinking of doing a "Bruce-on-Steroids".
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Thursday, October 11, 2007

This may be a distant and somewhat more respectful relative of the mail box blue bird. Looks a bit like the other one -- but not too much, although they do have similar DNA.
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There's a blue bird (not a Bluebird) on my mailbox post. This a bird of indeterminate species which happens to be blue -- that's why it is NOT a Bluebird.
I think the pose is this creature's way of thumbing it's nose at the world -- but it aint got no thumb so it uses this posture!
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Monday, October 8, 2007

Each September the mushroom growers in this area (there are alot of them!) hold a Mushroom Festival in Kennett Square . The Festival includes an art show. Here is my entry of four pieces
This piece won the Blue Ribbon. It is carved from basswood and a bronze coating (bronze powder suspended in liquid acrylic.

this abstract piece (Anxiety Taking Flite) was carved from pine and the metallic/acrylic treatment was patinated.
The abstract piece (Single Form) at the left was carved from a piece of 2 x 4 stud and given the "metallizing " treatment.
The stylized bird (Swooping) is alabaster -- a piece of stone so beautiful it overcomes and outshines the carved form.
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The happy trio -- before the short creature of indeterminate species left to take up residence across the street.
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Meet Blythe Spirit

Let me introduce you to Blythe Spirit -- a real "fun" gal!
On the outside she is as hard as cement but inside she's soft as foam.

I guess there's nothing unusual about that since she is fashioned from thinset mortar applied to a styrofoam core (armature).

You may note the rope tied around her waist -- I don't want her off seeking fun in other climes!
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It ain't a duck

This (guy? gal? -- choose one) was hatched a few months ago and was comfortably roosting in my yard for several weeks. Then "it" somehow migrated across the road (now why does a chicken -- if that's what it is -- cross the road?). I think it was Lured away.
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A sculpture evolved

I carved this "Phantasy Bird" about 10 years or so ago and it was sold but the image stayed with me and I had to do it again but this time I pictured it as having been on steriods ---

And this is what I found the steroids had done!

Also, the little one was carved from basswood but the latest one was fashioned from thinset mortar applied to a carved styrofoam armature.
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