27 April 2009

A possible 6th location for The Big Dog Show?

I just received a tip about another location hoping to bring The Big Dog Show to their seaside town for the enjoyment of their residents and visitors. Due to scheduling, there's a gap in the line-up and filling it with another location sounds very appealing.

This location would be the 6th stop in a tour of twenty, 8-foot metal American Dogs. As mentioned in an earlier blog, the exhibit will visit each location for a week at a time from August through mid-September and is funded by me and free to the public.

This latest possible location is attractive since it's visible from a high-trafficked route in the one of the most picturesque places in New England.

Stay tuned... hope to make an announcement soon.

Who knows where they go from here...

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17 April 2009

Bea Girl... my latest

My newest creation, Bea Girl (photo right) inspired by an older sculpture called Distant Beauty (photo, left), contains new elements that I haven’t attempted before. Using new techniques, I designed flowers in stainless steel with a flip-flop finish that give this piece a more three-dimensional look.

Like Distant Beauty, Bea features a woman’s face in stainless overlay on the cor-ten but with an updated whimsical hair style. This piece has cleaner lines than Distant Beauty that features a ‘softer face.’

This sculpture is making its premiere at the Four Bridges Art Festival in Chattanooga, TN this weekend.

Would love to hear your thoughts….

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08 April 2009

Portsmouth is a go!

On April 6th, the Portsmouth City Council unanimously approved The Big Dog Show-- a sculpture exhibit of twenty of my 8-foot metal dogs on scenic Peirce Island from August 12th - 19th, 2009. Across the bridge from Prescott Park and Strawberry Banke, Peirce Island (see photo), a beautiful spot visited by residents and visitors alike, is home to a public swimming pool, trails, playground, picnic facilities, boat launch and a breathtaking view. It's an honor to be welcomed by this community. And, it's a great place for my dogs to hang out this August.

Who knows where they go from here…

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02 April 2009

The Shark

It’s cool when designs come to you instead of you having to go to them. The Shark has been in my mind for some time. Since the early years of traveling the fine art show circuit in Florida, I knew I just had to do one… it was just a matter of time.

I knew it had to be a piece that was fully three-dimensional. My work has finally evolved into those capabilities.

The Shark made from stainless steel (almost like the color of a real shark) is folded similar to the Easter Island Head I designed in 2008. Its intricate fold design allows me to give it detail and dimension while the smooth steel and finely welded edges keep it looking sleek. The Shark rests upon a slightly curved base giving it some height and the illusion that it’s swimming.
I’m anxious to see how my clients in Florida like it and curious to get feedback from others around the country.

As you can see, it's not quite finished. I'll post a photo of the piece when it's complete. Let me know what you think...

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