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Edmonds Art Studio Tour, 2021

My sculpture, Into the Unknown is featured on the front of the brochure for the Edmonds Studio Tour, which is this weekend.

Check out the studio tour MAP. There are 35 artists represented in 21 studios featuring many art forms. You will find my sculpture studio on the MAP. It’s #11. https://e65c8f70-3214-437b-90ea-cea0a5f508cb.filesusr.com…. The free, self-guided Edmonds Art Studio Tour is offered once a year as an opportunity to visit the private studios of local artists in the Edmonds area. This community event offers you a chance to purchase artwork, see new art being created, or just visit and ask questions of the artists. If you are in town this weekend, don’t miss the tour!

Among the sculptures on display in my studio during this year’s Edmonds Art Studio Tour will be my newest, titled Emerging. If you are in town, I hope you stop by so that I can share it with you.#Edmonds#edmondsstudiotour#sculpture#figurativesculpture#bronzesculpture

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First Place!

The Schack Art Center’s Juried Art Show recently awarded First Place to my sculpture, Into the Unknown. View this award winning sculpture at Cole Gallery in Edmonds, WA.

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The awe of springtime in sculpture

EMERGING: “Emerging” a sculpture in clay prior to bronze casting. The sculpture captures the blossoming of spring’s beauty. “Emerging” portrays a female figure–almost appearing as though she is a flower springing upward and blooming in springtime.
EMERGING: “Emerging” a sculpture in clay prior to bronze casting. The sculpture captures the blossoming of spring’s beauty. “Emerging” portrays a female figure–almost appearing as though she is a flower springing upward and blooming in springtime.
EMERGING: “Emerging” a sculpture in clay prior to bronze casting. The sculpture captures the blossoming of spring’s beauty. “Emerging” portrays a female figure–almost appearing as though she is a flower springing upward and blooming in springtime.
EMERGING: “Emerging” a sculpture in clay prior to bronze casting. The sculpture captures the blossoming of spring’s beauty. “Emerging” portrays a female figure–almost appearing as though she is a flower springing upward and blooming in springtime.
Watch for my announcement that Emerging has been cast. You then will be able to view her in bronze!

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New Sculpture

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!   

AFTER THE PEDICURE

    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.

INTO THE UNKNOWN

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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