Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New work- Lighting conundrum

  Last night I had Jay Jones over to photograph my new work.   He and I are having an ongoing conversation about capturing the surface of my sculptures with stark shadows versus the soft lighting that most people are using these days. I am including the soft lighting version of Qatar for an example. I  like them both, but wonder which style shows the surface treatment better? I like the dramatic lighting, but is it too much? I would love some opinions on this issue. Thanks!

Qatar dramatic lighting
Qatar soft lighting
Fukushima crossing the North Pacific
Egypt, vellum drawing

Kuwait, vellum drawing
Libya, vellum drawing

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Collaborating with Veronica De Jesus

by Veronica De Jesus
I am excited to be collaborating with Veronica De Jesus on a sculpture of this basketball player that she drew. We had our first work day today at my studio.  She is sculpting the head and I roughed out the shoes, legs, and started the the shorts.  He is going to a very big guy.  I have never made a figure this large. I know we are in for some challenges but I think we are up for it. We are using Dixon clay and building the armature out of half inch pipe.  Check out Veronica's fabulous work on her website. www.veronicadejesus.com  I will post new updates as the piece progresses.  Wish us luck!


Sunday, October 7, 2012

September phew!

detail of North Pacific
September was a busy month for shows this year.  I will get back on the blog updates once I get some of my new work photographed.  I sold Libya and the drawing that went with it, so that is good news.  The texture above is what I plan to use for the NCECA show in March. I have a ton of work ahead of me.
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