I put together a short .pdf book about my Reliquiae series of sculptures. Click on the image below to open it or I would suggest right-click-saving due to the size (around 5mb).
Very little is as satisfying to me as work done well. When things come together, when a myriad of small decisions and acts coalesce into a greater whole, when effort has been focused into a single defining task – that is exhilarating to me. I have been known to literally sound my barbaric yawp in […]
Progress is being made on the new work. Actually, I’m nearing the end so it is time to make one crucial cut before I can begin to wind it up. In order to complete the joints properly, I need to actually finish the surfaces which will be mated together. For the proper “feel” that I […]
If you’d like to follow the creation and fabrication process for one of my sculptures, in this case Nexus, here is a .pdf publication I created. Click on the image below to open it or I would suggest right-click-saving due to the size (around 11mb).
I meant to post this earlier, but I think there may still be time yet this year if you want to try some wintersowing yourself. What is wintersowing you ask? It’s using the natural freezing/thawing cycles of the weather to break seed dormancy and induce germination in a (more or less) controlled environment. I […]
Rust is a degradation of material, entropy intruding in a silent but devastating manner. Oxidation is an inevitability, something that can be held off for a time but cannot be kept forever at bay because it is an essential part of the cycle of life and death. For me, rust is a practical solution that […]
Listening to an interview with Joel Salatin recently, he wrapped it up with some words of advice: Your grandma used to always say, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” But that isn’t correct. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing poorly… at first. Anything worth doing has to be started somewhere, and when […]
I do not believe it is possible to predict where Beauty will reveal itself. More importantly, I do not believe it is possible to control the revelation. We think it can be created, but that is merely a helpful fiction that allows us to continue in our work. We become skilled, spend years refining our […]
Seeing the image of Dryad IV reminded me of this favorite shot from last winter. Finished sculptures are first sandblasted (to take off the mill scale and create a nice, even surface) and then the slow process of rusting them to their final patina begins. This was during the wintertime, which is why they’re inside. […]
After mentioning my Dryad series (in Greek mythology a dryad is a “wood spirit” or Tree Nymph) in the earlier post, I noticed none of those pieces made it over to the new website. Here is Dryad IV installed at a show earlier this Spring. It had been completed only a few months prior, and […]
I was back in the studio today after our annual holiday vacation visiting family. Good to be back to work – it’s amazing how much I enjoy just being in the shop. I managed to finish a sculpture just before leaving, so today was a combination of getting things back in order as well as […]
Part of the holiday tradition here is visiting a favorite used book store with the whole family. The past two years have each resulted in Very Important Finds. It is amazing how powerful the Right Book at the Right Time can be. Last year, that book was How to Make a Forest Garden by Patrick […]
If you haven’t seen this video before, check it out. You can see what approximately 14 hours of work looks like compressed into 2 minutes. I’m finishing up the last section of Portal here as well as completing the final assembly. I was very proud of how this piece turned out.
When we moved to our new property two years ago, my plan was to use most of this space for my own sculpture park. I’d probably plant some trees and bushes to create natural “rooms” to best display my work – something along the lines of Grounds for Sculpture in NJ. I still have The […]
Sculptors at Work: Interviews About the Creative Process by Victor M. Cassidy is now out! “In this book of original interviews, sculptors describe their creative process–what they do and how they do it. Some of the 22 sculptors are internationally known while others have regional reputations; interviewees include Bruce Beasley, Lynda Benglis, John Henry and […]