Friday, March 30, 2012

Watching the Waves

This is a new piece I am working on for the Madden Museum Exhibit, To Expand, opening this November.  I know you are thinking working already for an exhibit 7 months away... indeed.
I have big plans to expand, stretch, push myself to create some new sculptures and wall reliefs that will hit it out of the ballpark! I've started with the smallest piece to get the wheels turning. This piece consists of 4 panels each is 48" x  12". The inspiration comes from waves of water and a winding river. Cropped into closely from a bird's eye view, the waves of the river wind through all four panels. I like to juxtapose the wave patterns against each other creating constant motion. The river will appear flowing as I begin to paint.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Creating new work for an upcoming show

I have started working on an upcoming show that will be at the Madden Museum of Art in November 2012. This piece was inspired by a close up detail image of one of my leaf sculptures. I am taking the shapes of the veins of a leaf, enlarging them to 36" high, and transforming them into abstract wavy blades. First I cut them out of varying depths of poplar wood. Then I sanded the sides. Next I will make all the background pieces to fit beneath. I will keep all the pieces and parts separate so that I can carve and paint each one individually. This will be a very long and involved process.  I am currently working on more than one piece. This will surely take me months to complete!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

New Leaf series

Inspired by yet another form from nature, I created these 3 large leaf abstracts.
They can be interpreted as other objects as well. Which is the reaction I enjoy the most.
Having the viewer decide what they are. What else can they be?