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In the Moment

In the Moment; bronze sculpture, edition of 25; 18"H x 20"W x 17"D. A young girl sits, musing, lost in reverie, she tunes out all else. In the simplicity of the moment, all is well in her serene world.

The second of my two newly completed sculptures, In the Moment, conjures a moment in time that perhaps many of us have actually experienced recently.  During this pandemic, many have felt isolated and yearning for some diversions to pass the time.  However, we have been forced to become more introspective and pensive as the days have passed.  As a result, we perhaps may be discovering some degree of peace in the midst of these unsettled times.

In the Moment; bronze sculpture, edition of 25; 18"H x 20"W x 17"D. A young girl sits, musing, lost in reverie, she tunes out all else. In the simplicity of the moment, all is well in her serene world.

In the Moment; bronze sculpture, edition of 25; 18"H x 20"W x 17"D. A young girl sits, musing, lost in reverie, and tunes out all else. In the simplicity of the moment, all is well in her serene world.

The sculpture is an image of a young girl who sits, musing, lost in reverie, she tunes out all else.   In the simplicity of the moment, all is well in her serene world.

In the Moment; bronze sculpture, edition of 25; 18"H x 20"W x 17"D. A young girl sits, musing, lost in reverie, and tunes out all else. In the simplicity of the moment, all is well in her serene world.

 

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Apropos for our times

Into the Unknown

INTO THE UNKNOWN; bronze; edition of 25; sculpture: 27"H x 19"W x 23"D An image of a male casting his fate to the wind. He is seen hurdling forward into the unknown with a sense of abandon. A leap of faith into the uncertainty of what awaits.

One of two of my most recently completed sculptures, this sculpture is 27″ high and captures the sense of surrender that many of us have been forced to adopt during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It is an image of a male casting his fate to the wind.  He is seen hurtling forward into the unknown with a sense of abandon.  A leap of faith into the uncertainty of what awaits.

 

INTO THE UNKNOWN; bronze; edition of 25; sculpture: 27"H x 19"W x 23"D An image of a male casting his fate to the wind. He is seen hurdling forward into the unknown with a sense of abandon. A leap of faith into the uncertainty of what awaits.

 

INTO THE UNKNOWN; bronze; edition of 25; sculpture: 27"H x 19"W x 23"D An image of a male casting his fate to the wind. He is seen hurdling forward into the unknown with a sense of abandon. A leap of faith into the uncertainty of what awaits.

INTO THE UNKNOWN; bronze; edition of 25; sculpture: 27"H x 19"W x 23"D An image of a male casting his fate to the wind. He is seen hurdling forward into the unknown with a sense of abandon. A leap of faith into the uncertainty of what awaits.

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Edmonds Art Studio Tour ONLINE

Edmonds Art Studio Tour is this weekend, September 19-20. Due to the pandemic, it is online this year. Click here to view the ONLINE TOUR.

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Pre-register to attend my Zoom session to be held at 4 pm on Saturday, in which I will be presenting my current work, sculpting from a live model, two new sculptures going through the foundry process and also learn how clay sculptures are transformed into bronze.  Click to PRE-REGISTER for my 30 minute Zoom session on Saturday.

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And now for some humor

Here is another sculpture that I just completed in clay.  It is now at the foundry for bronze casting.  It depicts a girl dreamily gazing down at her outstretched foot.  I did a lot of hand wringing before deciding on a title and decided to name it  After the Pedicure!   

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AFTER THE PEDICURE

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New: a sculpture for the pandemic experience

Art expressing the predicament we are in. This is a clay sculpture that I just finished that speaks to living in the midst of the pandemic. It is now at the foundry to be cast in bronze. Titled, Into the Unknown, it captures a sense of abandon. You could say that the figure has cast his fate to the wind. Is he afraid? Or is he open to what the future holds? Or both? I see the sculpture as art mirroring our experience in these uncertain times.

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INTO THE UNKNOWN

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It’s Trademarked!

I just received word from the United States Trademark and Patent Office that I have successfully trademarked the phrase INSPIRATION IN BRONZE.  It is a lengthy process to meet the requirements to secure a trademark. I am gratified to now be able to use it as part of my branding, particularly because I strive in my sculptures to inspire you the viewer.

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New sculpture to be unveiled at Studio Tour!

Lift your spirits next weekend! It’s your chance to have an inspiring day in Edmonds. If you are in town for the Edmonds Art Studio Tour, stop in my studio to see a new sculpture unveiled!

“Hearts Uplifted” is my newest sculpture and was just cast for the tour. Be among the first to see the sculpture.

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I am really pleased with this piece. It captures a playful sense of intimacy–a refreshing departure from the conflict found so often in our current social discourse. Click here more information my sculptural process.

Next weekend, Saturday & Sunday.
September 21-22, 10am-5pm

Hearts Uplifted

Hearts Uplifted

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Summer Soiree at Gallery Mack

I am inviting you to join me at this acclaimed fine art gallery featuring a stunning collection
of inspiring artwork for a special event this Saturday night, June 22nd.
Located at Western Ave. and Lenora St. in Seattle’s Belltown

 

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Make an evening of it in Seattle!
Art by many recognized artists from near and far.

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Gallery Mack now representing David Varnau’s artwork

In Seattle!

For some time, I have been wanting to have my sculptures displayed in a reputable fine art gallery in Seattle.  Although I was already represented at galleries in Edmonds and LaConner, Washington as well as one in Santa Fe, NM, I have had my eyes on Gallery Mack for some time.

43271734_317943758785405_7633379142490128384_oThe gallery has a new owner, Eric Brown, and he has agreed to represent my work.  Gallery Mack, located in just off the waterfront near Pike Place Market and Bell Town in Seattle, is a large and beautiful gallery.  It displays contemporary art from regional artists. For more than 30 years, Gallery Mack has presented unique works in glass, wood, painting and bronze and the gallery is one of very few that offers figurative bronze sculpture in the Seattle art market.  Stop in and feel enriched by the wonderful collection of art to be seen in this well-lit gallery!

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Gallery Mack • Seattle   206-448-1616 | art@gallerymack.com | 2100 Western Ave Seattle WA.

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New sculpture!

Hearts Uplifted

I want to share with you a sculpture that I just finished sculpting in clay.  IMG_0503Titled Hearts Uplifted, it captures a fleeting moment of closeness–their intimate gaze speaks to a connection that transcends time.  The sculpture is now at the foundry and is to be cast in bronze.  It is a vision of embracing joy.

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