The title of my blog entry doesn't make much sense, but today being the first day of summer and the fact I poured a lot of concrete yesterday, I think it's appropriate.
I poured concrete for 5 chunky bowls, a fireball coffee table, and a base for a fountain. Today I get to do what is my most favorite in my whole process of concrete art. That is taking them out of their mold! I just love to see if it turned out as I expected and to see the little surprises I didn't expect. Concrete has a mind of it's own. It sets and creep into areas you didn't plan on. That's ok though, because it's fun to work with the unexpected to make an original. That is why I tell each customer, they do get a "one of a kind!"
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My art often begins with a single photograph, a reflection of my eye—an eye that is deeply attracted to the texture, pattern, and shape found in nature. Whether it is the intricate pattern on the bark of a tree, the gentle curve of a woman’s breast, or the smooth, shiny shapes of pebbles along the shores of Lake Superior, I seek to display the wonder of creation in its purest form.
From a single photograph, a single vision or impression, my art charts its own course. From photograph to canvas to sculpture, my hands become dirty, my fingernails caked with the mediums of art, and my heart becomes filled with joy as each piece blossoms, quite organically, into what it was meant to be.
I hope to help those who view my art to feel connected to nature. Perhaps it is not always obvious. But, quite possibly, the viewer will see in a new way and will feel a new appreciation for the organic elements around us.