Sunday, July 10, 2016

From Eagle to Thunderbird

After over two years in progress I believe this birds journey is complete. The sculpture starting out as a bald eagle, however I focused primarily on the wings and claws for it's dimensional elements. Not satisfied with the final (flat-faced) design and the focus being primarily on the aggressive looking claws, I wanted to put an object in it's grasp. A dead fish seemed too depressing, arrows and olive branches where a bit too political for the time being. Finally, I remembered the Legend of the Thunderbird and did some research to familiarize myself with the description of it's powerful wings and lightning bolts in it's claws. A blue and white color scheme to represent the sky feels appropriate. Below are a few work in progress photos as well. Next up, there's an elephant on my table.

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Solar Lotus

This recent commission for a sun theme sculpture took on a dual meaning when the fire shapes reminded me of the lotus flower shape. The Lotus also represents enlightenment in Buddhism. Thank you to my friend Lisa for commissioning and inspiring this piece.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

The eyes have it

Originally I had left the eyes of the King of Hearts sculpture blank in the style of graphic novel characters, but since giving him sight he feels complete.

Friday, May 29, 2015

Color combinations abound!

Interior design magazines, landscape photos, or children's books - if I see a color combination that draws my eye I'll snap a photo. When it comes time to paint a sculpture I'll sometimes pull up a reference that has the mood or theme I want to reflect. Time to mix some paints!

Thursday, May 14, 2015

A space to create, make one!

My studio space has changed many times, large or small, but I make the use of any space available. If there's a will there's a way! 

Monday, December 15, 2014

Life drawing

Minneapolis college of art and design offers life drawing classes open to the public on Sunday and Monday evenings. Tonight was the last night of the fall coop. Classes start again in January 2015.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

Little Blue

Completed this week, just a little guy at 40 inches.