I had an "art day" planned today. We would have been driving out of town right now to our destination. Camera's and snacks in hand we were going to hike some trails, find some hidden beautiful, interesting, artistic spots no one has ever seen. But...after hearing today's forecast of 90 degree heat with high humidity and severe storms we thought we should wait until a better day. This means I'm back mixing concrete today. I will also be building a new form for a concrete fountain that was ordered last week. My three layer concrete fountains have become pretty popular! Did you know there is one at Wealthy at Charles right now. Wait to go there tomorrow though, (they are closed on Mondays).
If you want to special order a fountain or any of my concrete art, please email me for information!
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.