“King and Queen” original carvings shown, has been commissioned at 6 feet in bronze for a client in San Francisco. The client’s goal was to have two sculptures that were related in form- placed across from each other like sentinels. We finally decided on King and Queen as the best piece for this setting. Foam enlargements shown. Minor changes were made to King as at times when a small sculpture is enlarged some adjustments are necessary from a visual standpoint. The next photos shows the many parts freshly cast that will be needed to be carefully welded together to create the final forms. Then King ready for extensive polishing before ready for patina.
“Echoes” show next, has been enlarged to 3 feet from the original model and ready to be shipped to the gallery.
My goal is for each owner of my sculpture to feel the same thrill as when I created it. To achieve this requires that the utmost attention be given to every aspect of the process; Enlargement, patination, choice and size of the base and finally, flawless-on time installation. Because all my artistic talent or musings won’t matter if the sculpture wobbles on the base or the patina of the bronze isn’t just right. Having said that here is a bit of my musing…
I find that sculpture is still and calm, yet filled with possibilities that occur and resonate within the eye of the beholder. The inspiration for my work touches on the art of many periods as well as the constant influence provided by nature and our relationship to it. There is a thread that runs through our collective past, and to tap into or add to it, enables a work of art to take on a timeless quality. This element makes a prehistoric cave painting or sculpture feel as vibrant as if it were created yesterday.