The quartz cuisine of sculpture are things that interest me and may interest you. Mostly it's a collection of my sculpture and how they came into material form.
Monday, June 11, 2018
My sculpture Quartz Night is ready to go to North Benington,VT. sculpture show. It's made of steel and painted silver. At night there are solar lights that keep away the dark.
Are you one of those people that can't accept an impression of an object with out seeing extreme detail ? I'm personally happy with the feeling I get form an image. I know it is an image of a 3 dimensional real thing. Many people don't or don't care. A picture makes me want to see it in person.
I'd like to tell you what the
motivation is that underlies this sculpture. I'm motivated by the fact that
humans and their pets are always seeking shelter and trying to keep it. Most of
us are somehow protecting ourselves under a roof of some kind. We will do what
it takes to secure that position. If that position is challenged in some way we
will usually react to stabilize the situation with greater or lesser success.
This is the basic underling premise I have in guiding me through the process of
creating this sculpture.
The details haven't been
decided yet but by making this roughed out image I'll get a better idea how it
is progressing. Sometimes not standing right next to something I'm very
involved with is a good thing. It brings perspective and a more dispassionate
The walls of these small
houses move if it's windy. They're made of aluminum and go clack -clack -clack
- in a kind of pathetic and vulnerable way. It's not to say that the people
that would inhabit the houses are pathetic; but this is a way for me to point
to the temporality of our time on earth.
These little houses are
temples of a sort to point out we do care for our best in life even though it
ends for each of us. I'm touched by everyone trying to maintain the little
temples we call home.
The bottom 24" hasn't been completed yet but the cinder blocks give it the right height.
There is a lot of snow out side but I'm not interested in that right now. Paper thin potato crisps are sizzling away in the cast iron pan. They cook for about 35 to 40 minuets and loose 2/3 rd's their water weight to flavor!!