Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Showing The Sculpture in Progress
Details of work in progress and detail of completed piece.
Initial Enameling, Before Welding
Details of the Finished Piece (Top)
Detail of Finished Piece (lower areas)
Front of Forms (before welded)
Size: 12" x 12" x 1"
Detail of Cross
Sunday, July 5, 2009
We were assisted by several Nation members who attended the church and several Nation contractors who worked for the Nation assisting elderly, those who needed updated housing or repair work.
Below is a photo showing those who assisted from the Nation and my Pastor Rick Bender from the left. Without all the Nations support and assistance many United Methodist's would not have been able to make this mission outreach possible for the last several years.
We were blessed to have the opportunity to share in a traditional meal that the youth of the Nation make every year for their community; many shared stories and traditions about the meal. We left being thankful that we could make a difference and help assist in projects in whatever they needed.
Unfortunately, those who attended the church shown above will be uprooted temporarily, until the church is restored from a recent fire which damaged the basement where we had our lunches each day and met outside each mourning to organize groups for job sites and prayed as a group.
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
Location: Evanston, IL There web site is: http://www.americancraftexpo.org/
Thursday the 27th Benefit/Preview Party (private)
Friday the 28th, 10am-9pm Open to The Public
Saturday the 29th 10am-6pm Open to The Public
Sunday the 30th 11am-5pm Open to The Public
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
MAY 1st, MAY 2nd & MAY 3rd at the new Convention Center (Hall D)
(Preview Party April 30th will benefit the Avenues of the Arts)
Hours: Friday noon-8pm
My booth number is 118 on the outer Isle, on the far left wall, midway up. Hope to see you there.
Also I wanted to say my thesis work was published recently in Lark Books: 500 Enamel Objects
The book has wonderful examples of enamel work in all forms. Unfortunately they did not show the title of the installation it was suppose state:
Installation Title - FAITH: from the inside out
I rest in Him remembering His truth:
"For I am convinced that neither life nor death neither angels nor demons neither the present nor the future nor any powers neither height nor depth nor anything else in all of creation will be able to seperate us from the love of God!" (Rom 8:38-39)
Saturday, February 14, 2009
THIS BLOG SHOWS MY CURRENT HAPPENINGS & STUDIO WORK.
Size: 1 x 4”dia. choker: 18” long
Description: fabricated sterling silver, formed & welded copper, torch-fired in enamels.
Size: 7" x 7" x 1.25"
Eva Hesse, SANS II (1968, Detail)
Since my backround is in metalsmithing, after I cut out the form in metal I just couldn't help but hand hammer the bottom to give it a raised arch. Each piece is hammered into a raise on the bottom. It seemed so meditative to do this, but I began to wonder after doing eight or ninty-some pieces what was I thinking?
Title: COVENANT OF FAITH
Detail of Side
Detail of Top
The Original 30 Popsicle Mold Done w/Tinsmith Techniques
I began to really look at old tin molds and forms that interested me after I found this piece. I went back to sketch more items that interested me and came across different candle molds. So many different varieties and shapes. I bought several that I could afford and soon came up with the piece I am working on now. The last piece was very difficult to make since each piece was welded to one base sheet, torch-fired seperately then again as one piece.
I decided to use the tinsmith techniques and tools to make my next piece. There are twelve candle molds with a top and bottom tray. I wanted the seams to be done the same way as most of the antique pieces were made. The seam is hand hammered with a grooving tool to lock it together. No more welding there. There is more to come....I need to get moving...I have lots of work to get ready.
I have a show in Philly in early May at the Philadelphia Convention Center through Paradise City....May 1,2, and 3rd, 2009.
All are welcome. I hope to see you there.