Happy (somewhat belated) New Year to everyone out there! Personally, I’ve been waiting for 2013 for some time now. See those two shriveled up and dying gooseberry cuttings on the left that didn’t take? Yeah, those are 2012. See those healthy two in the cup on the right, thrusting out new branches and threatening to […]
As promised, two more Artifact sculptures… You can see the natural tendency for these sculptures to “grow” – Artifact VII is more than twice as big as some earlier ones. In general, I hope to constrain that expansion, but sometimes you just have to work in the scale that feels best, as revealed by the […]
The first sculptures are finally complete… and I couldn’t be happier! If you didn’t catch my earlier posts about the origin of these pieces, you can find them here and here. These are all one-of-a-kind sculptures, fabricated entirely by myself (as usual). They are a mix of mild and Cor-ten steel, finished with a two-part […]
A little while back I exhibited at Sculpture at the River Market in Little Rock, AR and took home a couple awards. There were six Awards of Excellence given out and I received one of those, which was quite nice. The really cool one, however, was the Peer Award. Voted on by the other sculptors, […]
I’ve decided to call this new series the Artifacts. They are simply captivating little pieces you want to pick up, turn over in your hands and speculate on. Are they natural? Fashioned by human hands? They feel as if they’ve just been pulled out of the black soil of the land… what can be more […]
I recently dropped off a pair of sculptures at the Anderson Center for the Arts down in Red Wing, MN for the grand opening of their new expansion/renovation of a beautiful old barn. Actually, I suspect the barn started out beautiful, then went into slow decline over the next 100+ years of it’s life, until […]
Those of you who’ve always wanted to know if I have anything smaller available, will soon be in luck. I have a new series of mini sculptures in progress, and I’ll be adding to them for the next few weeks at least. Here’s the second one in progress: And with fabrication complete: What strikes me […]
Winter is coming… you can smell it in the frost of the sunrise.
This is a great image of Nighthawk in its permanent home, taken by the owner. I love it when my work finds a great home.
Another great artist/craftsman I met recently was Brad Smith. Check out his studio at Bradford Woodworking. I really like his tagline – “farm fresh furniture” – because it perfectly describes the kind of work he does. Well-crafted and honest with subtle detail and humor, his furniture is the kind you would be glad to live […]
I was delighted to run across a great woodworker again, Michael Bauermeister, on my last trip. I first met him in Milwaukee a couple years back and was immediately impressed by the craftsmanship, sensitivity and and subtle playfulness of his work. He had some new open-form, lattice-like vessels that were very striking and new to […]
Still rather disgruntled (to put it mildly) after the theft of a sculpture two weekend back, I decided I would spend the last several days moving heavy rocks around to burn up some energy. The terraced walls are all dry-stacked stone collected on the property. Eventually, I’ll continue all the way around the side of […]
Thanks to everyone who came by to check out my work at our local ING Direct Cafe last Friday. There was a good turnout and the response to my most recent work was very flattering. It’s a beautifully spacious, unorthodox space that suited my work perfectly. Here are some images of what ended up being […]
I’ll be at our local ING Cafe for the Art Crawl this evening from 4-10pm. I don’t get a chance to participate in these that often, but when they called me up and asked if I’d be their featured artist, I quickly agreed. The rest of the Art Crawl will continue on Saturday, but this […]
I just got back from the Uptown Art Fair this weekend in Minneapolis where, along with several other artists, I had a work stolen from my booth on Saturday night/Sunday morning. I guess it could have been worse, another sculptor had four pieces stolen, but it’s still a punch in the gut. (This was within […]
If I try really hard, I can recall this vague feeling from when I was younger… Almost obsessively, I would ruminate on what it must feel like to be truly excellent at something. Imagine you are Michelangelo or Michael Jordan, it doesn’t particularly matter. But what does matter is that you are at the pinnacle […]