This is a prime example of carving from a model using the Renaissance measuring tool called the macchianetti di punto. This is me forever, standing on top of it all, carved in stone. And I can do the same for you. Every little bit counts. Accuracy is everything. […]
My brother Dan, has long supported my work He has several of my paintings and a sculpture, and he commissioned this clock. He collects clocks, and he wanted a working stone grandfather clock. I had a blast with this. When I figure out how to share sound on a web site I’ll put up a […]
For a few years I explored ways of making sculpture that involved no fasteners, adhesives, welding, etc. I combined this with a practice of using the […]
This piece greets visitors to Columbus Architecture firm Sullivan/Bruck as they step off the elevator. The mirror-polished stainless steel is very thin gauge, wrapped around a stiffer, cheaper […]
This piece was made specifically to be able to get through an ordinary door, and then to get bigger. Scale is everything in sculpture. And a little empathy. Empathy is every thing in sculpture. And a little skill. It doesn’t count if it is a big pile of hogwash. Expressions… captured… are everything. The beginning. […]
Completed shortly before I left California in 1989, this piece was made for an invitational show at the American Craft Museum in New York that was never actually held. It was to have been funded by the Dixie Cup company on the theme of “To Drink”, but funding fell through, and the show was cancelled. […]
I have had the pleasure of having mentored several young men along the way, usually talented young people with an interest in the arts, and they want to hang around and see what it’s like. I generally find something for them to do, and often the record is left behind in the form of sculpture. […]
Another piece from my sculpture garden, this piece was fantastic to see on cold winter mornings with the sun catching in the frost on the glass. […]
Oh this fragile thing was so beautiful… The piece had a home from the minute the architect set pencil to paper (as if). This 2 1/4″ pyrex was made for the windshield of the space shuttle. Very expensive. Heat is dissipated… I was able to cut and grind it just like granite. Super dangerous, […]
This is the last of the constructed series, thus far. It has been outdoors for the last several months, and the rust stains are beginning to form on the stone. My constructed work is, in part, an exploration of occupying space as delicately as heavy materials can. I use traditional materials, like stone, glass, wood, […]
The base for this piece is half the former base of the bust of Abraham Lincoln from the Ohio Statehouse. Treating such a formal piece of state-sponsored marble so cavalierly… priceless. Every year the tree’s growth makes me slide the head a bit further from the edge. Slowly, even the most radically far from center […]
These heads are made of native Ohio sandstone found along creek beds. I make it a practice to knock out a head every now and then, just for fun. The idea is to use as little stone removal as possible to find the head; to work with the stone as it has been shaped by […]
This piece was made for my daughter, who was excelling in ballet at the time. It’s still hers. These dancers are silhouettes lifted from Degas pastels. I cut them from bronze sheet. The etching in the background is a rendition of a Leonardo original painting.
Titled after a quote by own of my favorite artists, Willem DeKooning, this piece has gone through several transformations before it became this piece. I love cast stainless steel in every way. Here the figure is more apparent. I have sculptures scattered throughout my property, and enjoy walking around with visitors when they come. Always […]
Playing around again. Finding faces in rocks. Spending a weekend afternoon or two not doing commissions. These pieces are done for me, as a way of relaxing and keeping my artist side involved with the material of stone. I particularly like this one.
This piece is from the mid-nineties. This is an early use of piercing the stone completely through. As long as the stone stays in contact with itself on both ends of a shape, it remains strong. Part of the challenge is the engineering of not having it get too weak. The sound the stone is […]
A friend bought an old building for his machine shop, and behind the building, under an overgrown weed patch, was a pallet of 12″ square 1/4″ thick glass squares. He agreed to let me help him out by riding him of the glass, and I scoured the thrift shops buying the cheapest 33 RPM albums […]
From the series of sculptures that explored ways of organizing form in space without fasteners, pins, adhesives, etc., this sculpture has been outdoors for the last few years, and the stone is now wonderfully stained from the rust. It’s winter now, but I’ll try to update this post when the weather breaks in the spring. […]
A friend that owns a machine shop called and asked if I wanted some scrap steel, which of course I did, and another friend called and asked if I had a use for a large glass conference table top, which I broke his office and hauled out in pieces. This piece became the result. All […]
Finding form and expression with stone, for a while, meant something different than finding form and expression through stone carving. Although I have since rediscovered my love of carving, I am glad I did this series and look forward to being urged by the muse to do more. The full moon in this shot […]
This delicate composition lasted almost three years before it was blown down in a wind storm. While it stood, it was fascinating to watch people approach it. Almost everyone walked very slowly and held their hand out in front of them and very gently touched it. There was a peacefulness about it. Gratitude and bright […]
I traded this piece for a very cool 32 track mixing board for the recording studio I ran for a while. I still like it.
I’ve had a good time just letting myself get loose with the structure of the head. I enjoy seeing a shape in the natural stone and refing it until it is a cross of the natural beginning with my specific efforts. Each of the sculptures in this series has several “fronts”. I have tried to […]