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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.

A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.

Before and After images of the studio.  I started making new work August 1, and look forward to spending lots more hours in this space.  Many thanks to Russell and Holly for all of their help as well.

Come visit! I am participating in Dorchester Open Studios, October 19 & 20, 12-5pm.

This summer’s project was to move my studio from Providence to Boston.  I had the month of May while the new studio was empty to do the initial clean-up. At my old studio I had never painted the ceiling and every day I looked up and regretted it.  So, the ceiling got scraped and painted white.  It took me about 10 minutes to decide to paint the walls the same color as my old studio, figuring this would ease my emotional transition and I am happy I did.   Lastly, I got a couple coats of Drylok on the floor to give it a cleaner more uniform look.  Russell and I moved over Memorial Day weekend, what fun!

The playfulness and precision of this sculpture by Alexandre Arrechea caught my eye near Union Square.  Love it! Read more about the Giant Building Sculptures and see the whole piece here.

The playfulness and precision of this sculpture by Alexandre Arrechea caught my eye near Union Square.  Love it! Read more about the Giant Building Sculptures and see the whole piece here.