Last weekend the whole family took a short trip up to the Park Point Art Fair in Duluth. We were a little anxious after seeing the massive flooding there on the news, but after confirming our campsite was dry and the show was still on, we loaded into the truck and hit the road. The […]
I’ve been consumed with this new piece the last several days. As it sometimes happens, the parts I thought would be difficult are coming together quickly while the parts I thought would be easy are turning out to be rather difficult. Shows what I know. But I think I’m getting a handle on it and […]
The trees are in (all 900) and mother nature has been doing her part by raining steadily to help get them off to a good start. All in all it went quite well. I was concerned that by more than doubling the number I’d planted from the previous year I was biting off more than […]
I’ve been back for a week and a half or so now but I’ve been consumed by planting trees. I have approximately 800 in the ground with only 100 or so to go. A full update on that project, along with drawings and images of the broad landscape design, will come later. Right now it’s […]
I’ll be at the 18th Annual Sculpture Invitational in Hillsborough, NC this upcoming weekend. It’s always a great show full of wonderful people and beautiful work – what more can you ask for?
Walking through my orchard, I noticed a most peculiar thing. There, in a small apple tree, was a frog impaled on a short spike of a branch. But what was a frog doing in a tree? An incredibly curious thing, I was momentarily confused as my mind tried to find an explanation. But soon enough […]
Spring is definitely on its way. Even though it was an unnervingly mild winter, it’s still a pleasure to see the landscape awaken from dormancy. I just thought I’d share a couple pictures as a nice diversion from the incessant grinding/digging. My Nanking Bush Cherries are getting their first blooms. One of my Scout Apricot […]
I picked Seed up the other day from the CityArt Walking Sculpture Tour in Mankato, MN. It was on exhibit there for one year and took home Best in Show. Nice to have it back home again. It reminds me of a short meditation I wrote a while back which I don’t believe I’ve shared […]
This is some stunning and unexpected work. Craftsmanship and concept working together to create perfectly realized and startling beautiful work. Maskull Lasserre, my hat is off to you.
In other words, our new chicken coop. I wanted something I could move around and through the orchard/yard as needed and as food was available, so as you can see it’s on wheels. By no means did I come up with the idea, there are some incredible resources on the web these days of people […]
And I was making such good progress… Started a new sculpture a couple days ago and it was really coming together. After overcoming the initial resistance of beginning (which never goes away, no matter how many pieces I’ve completed) I was finding my way with no more than the usual fits and starts. Some things […]
Earlier today I finished up a proposal for a sculpture park commission. This new piece turned out so well that I think the only thing which could make it better would be to make it bigger! I thought it would be a perfect fit for this call sitting on my desk so I took some […]
If you’ve ever browsed a local nursery, you know that trees can be incredibly expensive. So if you have a large-scale landscape design requiring an enormous number of trees for windbreaks, shelterbelts and wildlife areas, how can you possibly afford enough? The answer is planting bare root trees instead of the potted varieties you’re local […]
Here’s a shot of what’s on the table today. A new ladder piece, I’ll probably title it Jacob’s Ladder II, though that’s not set in stone. This one is a bit tricky. It stands 10′ tall (it’s laying sideways, that’s the bottom on the right) and mostly likely will weigh in at around 225 lbs. […]
Four new ghost sculptures are haunting the studio today. I just got these back from the sand blaster and that soft white, freshly-blasted surface is quite striking. Now the rusting process begins.