Yes, I did close the doors on this art tudio, but before I did that I thought I better leave 2011 with a few holiday art pieces for you. These stars were a big seller last year, so I thought I would sculpt them again. Of course, they are different. I would never make something the same. I'm all about making each piece unique so you can purchase a one of a kind. These sixteen stars will be available for the holiday season at Wealthy at Charles. When there, check out my other conrete pieces. There are lamps, bowls, fountains, large chunky bowls, as well as several of my paintings and photo canvases.
My studio is empty and now the doors are closed. I can't wait to open my new studio doors and fill the room with concrete, rebar, trowels, metal, mixer, pails and tubs, water and color, and new sculpture for 2012!
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.