Sunday, December 1, 2013

December News

The Tiger Mothers were exhibited on the Christian Science Plaza from May-Oct 2013 for Convergence: The Boston Sculptors Gallery 20th Anniversary exhibition. They moved to Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester New Hampshire in November to become part of the exciting new sculpture park that the curator, Debbie Disston is creating on campus. Hippo Press picked up the story, 'Hands, Tiger Mothers and the Space Within: SNHU hosts new sculptures with new stories.' They will be on view for a one year loan period. The Tiger Mothers are now standing guard in front of the admissions building, and delighting the campus community with their monumental scale and enigmatic, brightly colored forms. I thought alot about what the tribe of motherhood is, and the tiger stripes seemed like an appropriate metaphor in celebration of the stretch marks that all mothers bear in childbirth. Hence the reversed tiger stripes appear on each figure, along with my signature elbow length gloves. Red and black symbolize love and honor, respectively, since mother hood is a balancing act between those two core values.

Tiger Mothers, 2013, styrofoam, cement, paint, 8ftx4ftx4ft

Elephant Oracle won first prize in the Fruitlands Museum's annual art in Nature Competition. At the end of the exhibition in November, it moved to the Vernon Community Arts Center in Connecticut, where it will be on view for one year. The Elephant Oracle is the wise old one to whom we turn in times of confusion, doubt and indecision. The Elephant has a memory that never forgets. Perhaps it is a paradox that one who knows so much says so little. Yet, in its presence, we find the courage in ourselves to listen.

Elephant Oracle, 2013, styrofoam, cement, paint, 8'x4'x4'

Gray-suited and stodgy, frayed but grand, the Great Blue Heron is no bright flash. Elegantly poised, it stands perfectly still, nested in among the tall pine trees. ‘Poised,’ this 25 ft tall sapling and wire sculpture, headed South for the winter. It was recently exhibited on the Christian Science Plaza from May-Oct 2013 for Convergence: The Boston Sculptors Gallery 20th Anniversary exhibition. At the close of the show, The Myth Makers: Donna Dodson and Andy Moerlein sold this sculpture to a private collector in Kansas City Missouri and recently sited it on private property at the corner of Ward Parkway and Huntington Ave. Although technically a migrant, this great blue heron will be making a one way trip to live in a warmer climate. The Myth Makers are a collaborative team of sculptors who enjoy the physical and philosophical challenges of working together.

Poised, 25 ft tall, saplings, wire ties, 2013

Seagull Cinderella was on view at Milton Academy this fall, but she flew north for the winter, choosing to roost in a private sculpture park in Bow New Hampshire until warmer weather comes. Seagull Cinderella is as common as the birds we see at the beach. Yet she is uncommon, like Marilla in Anne of Green Gables, corseted and bound by the sweet virtues of her character. Sporting a full length, flower power gown, she is royally adorned. This sculpture is available for loan and/or purchase, so if you or someone you know is interested, please get in touch with me ASAP.

Seagull Cinderella, 2013, styrofoam, cement, paint, 8'x4'x4'

Boston Sculptors Gallery is having a Winter Holiday Pop-Up Show and Sale of Small Works December 17th-22nd. There will be an Opening Reception:  December 18, 6 - 8 pm. Gallery Hours: Tuesday - Sunday 10 - 7 pm  (extended hours all week long!). I will be exhibiting some small bronzes and 3D prints in addition to my catalogs, Elephant Parade and Flock Together. You can preview my work in the front windows now!

Arabian Allies, 8" ea, L to R: aluminum, aluminum bronze, bronze, copper, brass, gray iron

In February 2014 members of the Boston Sculptors Gallery together with a group of Peruvian artists will present Visions/VisiĆ³nes, in Cusco, Peru, in the Qorikancha Museum, Santo Domingo Convent. This Peruvian Convent and Museum are built on the foundation of one of the most important Inca temple sites near Machu Picchu. This show will be curated by Argentinian artist and Boston Sculptors Gallery member Nora Valdez. In December 2013-January 2014, I will be traveling to Peru to work in residence at the art school in Cusco alongside my colleagues at the Boston Sculptors Gallery and many notable Peruvian artists. My trip has been generously supported by an education grant from New Hampshire Wood Worker's Guild. Condorita is the beginning of what I hope to accomplish in Peru this winter in advance of the upcoming show.

Condorita, 23" tall, walnut 2013