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We viewed “The Human Scale” featuring Jan Gehl and Gehl Architects at the Somerville Theatre.  It was an informative movie which focused on eight cities and the impact of design on urban public spaces.   Some places highlighted were idyllic, some steeped in ‘undoing’ the amount of roadways devoted to cars and other places on the verge of building more roads using old models which create a place for cars to move quickly and efficiently but leaving the pedestrian little space.

The movie was sponsored by CNU New England and The City of Somerville.  Russell Preston introduced Mayor Curtatone who’s making exceptional advancements for the future planning of the City of Somerville. 

The buds on my ZZ Plant have had me enthralled this last couple of weeks and every morning I’ve been doing quick sketches of the growth.

December 17-22 at Boston Sculptors Gallery is our Winter Pop-up Sale.  Please join us for the opening reception December 18, 6-8 pm.  200 sculptures will be available, priced under $300. This year I have these small, free standing, stainless steel "Leaves" available for sale.

Preview the sale and shop online!

Happy Thanksgiving! I found this blank postcard at the Brattle Book Shop and thought it was a fitting pictogram for the holiday - besides portraying beautifully sculpted objects.  This is most likely a reliquary of St. Glard’s foot in the collection of Musee de Cluny, Paris.

Happy Thanksgiving! I found this blank postcard at the Brattle Book Shop and thought it was a fitting pictogram for the holiday - besides portraying beautifully sculpted objects.  This is most likely a reliquary of St. Glard’s foot in the collection of Musee de Cluny, Paris.

Antony Gormley spoke at Harvard GSD last Friday.  His presentation focused on his large scale, experiential projects.  It was interesting to hear his concepts that influenced the work.  In the four major pieces he discussed he considers body and space and always returned to his investigation about the body in relationship with its habitat.  I would love feeling my way around these massive sheets of metal, “White Cube”.  
Image Above: “Work by Antony Gormley forms part of the Model exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, in London. The huge sculpture invites viewers to feel their way around.  Photographer: David Levene For The Guardian.”

Antony Gormley spoke at Harvard GSD last Friday.  His presentation focused on his large scale, experiential projects.  It was interesting to hear his concepts that influenced the work.  In the four major pieces he discussed he considers body and space and always returned to his investigation about the body in relationship with its habitat.  I would love feeling my way around these massive sheets of metal, “White Cube”. 

Image Above: “Work by Antony Gormley forms part of the Model exhibition at White Cube Bermondsey, in London. The huge sculpture invites viewers to feel their way around.  Photographer: David Levene For The Guardian.”

Nora Valdez exhibition “Endless Journey” is currently on view at Boston Sculptors Gallery.  Nora’s stone carvings and drawings capture the narrative of an endless journey using imagery of homes, wheels and hearts.  I can really imagine these figures on pathways or routes that never end.  Her use of stone, wood and metals throughout the show is also very strong. 

"Cell by Cell" by Michelle Lougee is also on view through December 15.  Gallery hours are Wednesday - Sunday, 12 -6 pm. 

The Space Within is now on view at Southern New Hampshire University campus.  It is interesting to see the work go from an urban to pastoral setting.  I am pleased with this site in that both pieces can be viewed together, conjuring a dialogue between one another and the residential housing beyond. 
Next time you find yourself at the Currier Museum of Art, drive 10 minutes further to SNHU campus and visit the Sculpture Park.  An audio tour is available at each piece as well.

The Space Within is now on view at Southern New Hampshire University campus.  It is interesting to see the work go from an urban to pastoral setting.  I am pleased with this site in that both pieces can be viewed together, conjuring a dialogue between one another and the residential housing beyond. 

Next time you find yourself at the Currier Museum of Art, drive 10 minutes further to SNHU campus and visit the Sculpture Park.  An audio tour is available at each piece as well.

What’s that you say? You need 500 holes drilled? Done!

What’s that you say? You need 500 holes drilled? Done!

Mountain Winds
40” h x 156” w x 4” d
Steel, Bronze, Copper and Stainless Steel
2013
The sculpted imagery begins with a horse tail and a bridle wrapping throughout, meant to capture the owners love of dressage and her horse’s movement through nature.  The mountains, stones and branch combine the owners love for the mountain landscape and surrounding natural elements.

Mountain Winds

40” h x 156” w x 4” d

Steel, Bronze, Copper and Stainless Steel

2013

The sculpted imagery begins with a horse tail and a bridle wrapping throughout, meant to capture the owners love of dressage and her horse’s movement through nature.  The mountains, stones and branch combine the owners love for the mountain landscape and surrounding natural elements.