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The Fabio Viale "Stargate" exhibition at Sperone Westwater featured hyper-realistic, large scale common objects sculpted in fine marble.  I like this work which showcases the mundane, and has a shifting dialogue between commonplace and sacred.  The boat pictured here is functional and I loved the way it was set within this space.  Russell was eager to see this newer gallery in the Bowery, which was designed by Norman Foster.  I recommend stopping by and seeing this unique gallery next time you head over to the New Museum.

The Fabio Viale "Stargate" exhibition at Sperone Westwater featured hyper-realistic, large scale common objects sculpted in fine marble.  I like this work which showcases the mundane, and has a shifting dialogue between commonplace and sacred.  The boat pictured here is functional and I loved the way it was set within this space.  Russell was eager to see this newer gallery in the Bowery, which was designed by Norman Foster.  I recommend stopping by and seeing this unique gallery next time you head over to the New Museum.

"Flourish"

Stainless Steel

96” h x 36” w x 36” d

 2012

The upside-down grain bin appears to be spinning energetically, while the culmination of sculpted ‘paper’ steadies, and holds the piece upright.  These sculpted pieces of paper reflect stories and bits of knowledge representing lessons from history. 

 I recently listened to the unedited Seth Godin interview on On BeingKrista Tippett asked about tribes, and how identity is something that we create and choose, not just for survival but for a connection that flourishes.  Godin went on to discuss how tribes or groups can assist in finding others in efforts to be connected.  After hearing this, I thought of this piece and I consider these floating pieces of paper as symbols of connectivity.  Reflecting on how each piece is connected to the other, I like how it becomes something strong and steadying.

Listen to the edited Seth Godin On Being interview here.

Connected Buds

28” h x 24” w x 6” d

Steel, Bronze

2012

These two posts outline how I create a piece, and shows the work in progress.

Connected Buds

28” h x 24” w x 6” d

Steel, Bronze

2012

I have been incorporating bud shapes into my work. I love finding buds ready to bloom in nature.  Here at home I’ve been watching my ZZ Plant form new leaflets with daily fascination.  In this piece, the buds of the plant represent growth and gesture towards emotional components; love and connectedness. 

Revolutions by Michel de Broin struck me during our Montreal visit! It is a dynamic piece of public art, and “expresses a unique part of Montreal’s identity: the curved staircases of the Plateau and Mile End” claims Alexander Dunphy in his Public Art in Montreal article.  I noticed a majority of the public artworks in Montreal were elevated on poles, probably due to the winter months full of snow, but with Revolutions it enhances perception of the piece appearing weightless.
Photo from Flickr by lusignan

Revolutions by Michel de Broin struck me during our Montreal visit! It is a dynamic piece of public art, and “expresses a unique part of Montreal’s identity: the curved staircases of the Plateau and Mile End” claims Alexander Dunphy in his Public Art in Montreal article.  I noticed a majority of the public artworks in Montreal were elevated on poles, probably due to the winter months full of snow, but with Revolutions it enhances perception of the piece appearing weightless.

Photo from Flickr by lusignan

"Easier Now" is on view now at Boston Sculptors Gallery.  Height, Width, Depth, Time : A 20th Anniversary Group Exhibition is up! Hope to see you at the opening tonight, from 6-8 pm.

"Easier Now" is on view now at Boston Sculptors GalleryHeight, Width, Depth, Time : A 20th Anniversary Group Exhibition is up! Hope to see you at the opening tonight, from 6-8 pm.

For the first time ever, thirty-six current members and fifteen alumni showcase the diversity of Boston Sculptors as a successful venue for exhibiting contemporary sculpture in the Boston area.  Boston Sculptors Gallery celebrates 20 years with “Height, Width, Depth, Time” a group show on view December 19- January 27, 2013.  Stephanie Cardon at Big Red & Shiny recently wrote an in-depth article about the inner workings of the gallery and other events we have planned for our 20th Anniversary.
Please join us in celebrating this great accomplishment at the opening reception Thursday, Dec. 20 6-8 pm.  All events are free and open to the public.

For the first time ever, thirty-six current members and fifteen alumni showcase the diversity of Boston Sculptors as a successful venue for exhibiting contemporary sculpture in the Boston area.  Boston Sculptors Gallery celebrates 20 years with “Height, Width, Depth, Time” a group show on view December 19- January 27, 2013.  Stephanie Cardon at Big Red & Shiny recently wrote an in-depth article about the inner workings of the gallery and other events we have planned for our 20th Anniversary.

Please join us in celebrating this great accomplishment at the opening reception Thursday, Dec. 20 6-8 pm.  All events are free and open to the public.

Water Tower is on exhibit at Mikhail Zakin Gallery in Demarest, NJ December 13 - January 12, 2013.  Check out the exhibit inspired by architecture if you are in the area!

"Fundamentally, buildings are meant to meet our most basic physical and social needs. Conversely, architecture heeds the call to fill the crucial intellectual and spiritual pursuits of humanity, creating space for insightful experiences and deeper meaning in our world.

Elements is an exhibition examining artists’ use of architectural signs, techniques, and styles to bring about new metaphors and inquiries into the metaphysical and intangible elements of art and architecture. Unrestrained by the physical requirements of architects, artists are free to use the seemingly mundane elements of architecture to bring forward deeper meaning and inspiring visions.” - Gallery Director

Visiting The Frick Collection is a perfect Sunday afternoon activity; it is elegant, serene and beautiful.  It is easy to walk past Rembrandt’s Self Portrait (1658) but important to take notice, and enjoy it up close.  Mr. Frick acquired this piece in 1907 for $225,000! I am so grateful that these type of collections exist, and am even intrigued by the small decorative details around the ‘home’.