I spent a good part of this morning grinding. The key to not (immediately) ruining your shoulders/elbows/wrists when doing this for an extended period of time, is to keep your arms in as tight to your body as possible. Don’t hang the grinder out in space like some chaotic dead weight. Keep your elbows in. […]
This weekend I’ll be at the beautiful Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City, MO. If you’re in the area, stop by booth #110 and say Hi. There’s going to be some great work there and the weather looks very promising as well. September 23, 24 & 25 Friday: 5 – 10pm Saturday: 10am – 10pm […]
I meant to take a nice studio shot of this piece in progress with the picturesque disarray of work in all it’s glory – extension cords strewn everywhere and the floor covered in grinding dust. The problem is, I just got too involved and before I knew it the sculpture was complete. So I’ll just […]
Drop everything you’re doing and head straight to The Minneapolis Institute of Arts to see the new MAEP exhibition of Margaret Wall-Romana’s paintings. Try to go at a quiet time when traffic in the galleries will be at a minimum – solitude is best to dive into these works properly. I arrived at the opening […]
I just returned from installing a solo show at Upper Iowa University in Fayette. Well, perhaps not that little… I brought 15 works in all and they filled out the space beautifully. The hospitality and response was great, just a wonderful trip.
I actually completed this piece, Bios, a few weeks back. My memory is so shot that I can’t remember if I began it in my old studio or not, but it’s definitely the first sculpture finished in the new space. Turned out quite nice. Better yet, a beautiful new piece is already well underway… […]
Last week I dropped off Nighthawk at the Elmhurst Art Museum for the Chicago Sculpture International exhibition. Named the “Best Suburban Art Museum in Chicago” by Chicago Magazine, it is a beautiful little museum located in one of the only three houses in the US designed by Mies van der Rohe. The show will run […]
I came across this and felt the need to pass it on to others. Beautiful video of some beautiful work, what more can you ask for?
By request, here’s my new workshop, in all it’s disorganized glory. The space measures 40′ x 50′ with a nearly 16′ ceiling, but as you can see I’ve already managed to fill a lot of it. It will take me some time to settle in, but already it’s feeling quite comfortable. Every day I unpack […]
I knew it had been a while since my last post, but I had no idea it was all the way back in mid-November. An explanation is in order. A couple of weeks later, on November 30th, we closed on our new house. It was a foreclosure which had been vacant over a year – […]
One of the nicer treats I can receive is a picture of a sculpture installed at a collector’s home. If I’ve delivered the piece myself I often have an idea of how it will be displayed, but in the case of shipped work I may never get that opportunity. I received this image of Trios […]
Taking perhaps longer than anticipated, Daphne is finally completed. The detail and level of finish of this one is perhaps beyond anything else I’ve done. Needless to say, I’m happy with it.
This Friday is the opening reception for The Precious Object, a group exhibition I’m a part of at the Minneapolis Central Library organized by the Walker Art Center and mnartists.org. Bringing together a diverse group of artists, it looks to be a really interesting show. Stop by later in October for some panel discussions on […]
The whole family drove over to River Falls, WI for an enjoyable visit with Steve and Katia of Pflipsen Glassworks the other day. I briefly met them at the Madison Art Fair a few weeks back and we immediately saw a connection in our work. The pair collaborates to create simply beautiful jewelry and sculptural […]
I took a little road trip down to Chatfield for the Standard Issue Iron Pour, brain child of Karl Unnasch and perpetrated each year (this was the third) by a host of various and sundry characters. After the pour was over, they like to let down their hair a bit… below is a shot of […]
To say that raising a child is time consuming is understating the matter. Progress is still being made in the studio, however. In fact, I have two pieces underway at the moment, unusual for me. The vast majority of the time I begin and complete a single sculpture before starting another one. But I was […]