It's been so hot here in Michigan, making it really hard to sculpt concrete. I don't have air conditioning in my little outdoor studio, so I can only get in a mornings worth of conrete work. I do sneak outside for bits of time to find these photos full of colorful beauty that just seem to love this moist amd warm weather.
I was hoping today the humidity levels would be down, but it looks as though that may not happen until later tonight of tomorrow. So, I'll go outside again as long as I can stand it. I'll be finishing up some beautiful concrete bowls I have almost ready as well as another fireball coffee table. (Did you know Wealthy at Charles has one for sale right now?)
I'll be posting my concrete bowls tomorrow so you can see them. I'll be filling them with some very interesting plantings. I have to thank a niece of mine for the idea! I may have to call them the "Andrea" bowls! For any questions, information or if you would like to make a purchase, please email me. Thank you!
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.