Brainfart

Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″
Mankato Limestone, Cast Stainless Steel, Oil Paint
7′ x 16″ x 14″

Martin Williams Project

Martin Williams Project

My friend Martin Williams, a sculptor from Wales, came to visit, and made a sculpture while he was here. I helped. It was a chilly couple of days, but we had fun anyway. It is still up, two years later.

Martin Williams Project

Martin and I made a template, and using the forest in my back yard, we made a sculpture from the nearby dead wood.

Martin Williams Project

It is best seen driving around it on a lawn mower. I love it and think of Martin every week that the grass is growing.

Martin Williams Project

The heat is in the tools, as they say.

Martin Williams Project

Henry loved Martin. They had a good time together.

Martin Williams Project

Highest cribbage hand possible. Mine. Much toasting was had. Thanks for coming Martin!

Martin Williams Project

I don’t remember the conversation, but I’m sure it was highly charged.

Comfest 2015

Cast concrete, Steel, Dimensions Variable, public performance with public involvement.
Cast concrete, Steel, Dimensions Variable, public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, dimensions variable, performance live with public participation.
Cast Concrete, dimensions variable, performance live with public participation.

I was invited to do a public performance sculpture during the annual three day Comfest Community Festival in Columbus, Ohio, first in 2014, and then each year since. It is always a fun way to interact with the public of all ages and sorts.

Cast Concrete, Steel, Live performance with public participation, dimensions variable

Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.
Cast Concrete, Steel, Dimensions variable, Public performance with public involvement.

 

 

2015 Ohio State Fair

Indiana Limestone, Steel pins, effort
Indiana Limestone, Steel pins, Effort
Having fun with Ty Garber and Sean Mick putting things together.
Having fun with Ty Garber and Sean Mick putting things together.

 

I give great credit to the Fair for letting me improvise sculpture this way. Brave act on all parts.
I give great credit to the Fair for letting me improvise sculpture this way. Brave act on all parts.
Fun fun fun in a public space. Says viewer A... What the heck is this?
Fun fun fun in a public space. Says viewer A… What the heck is this?
Thanks, Fair, for letting me do that. Pretty open minded of you.
Thanks, Fair, for letting me do that. Pretty open minded of you.
I had fun carving a few of the stones in place as I built the piece.
I had fun carving a few of the stones in place as I built the piece.
I was thinking about young children encountering such a thing and wondering what it was all about. Inspiring the young is what it is about.
I was thinking about young children encountering such a thing and wondering what it was all about. Inspiring the young is what it is about.
And another of the Creatures of the Fair. Imagination running wild.
And another of the Creatures of the Fair. Imagination running wild.

 

 

Berwanger Head

Texas Carmel Lueders Limestone, 8" x 8" x 42" The birthday girl with her birthday present; from him to her, with love. Looks like it was well received!
Texas Carmel Lueders Limestone, 8″ x 8″ x 42″
The birthday girl with her birthday present; from him to her, with love. Looks like it was well received!
Texas Carmel Lueders Limestone I love doing commissions for friends. This was a secret birthday present. How fun!
Texas Carmel Lueders Limestone
I love doing commissions for friends. This was a secret birthday present. How fun!
Fresh from the million + year old stone, day one of future form.
Fresh from the million + year old stone, day one of future form.