Here is a better video walk through of my show a the Oak Park Public Library this summer. It is posted from my YouTube channel. In addition to several interviews I have been collecting art related videos that are quite interesting. Please check it out here.
An artist, my former teacher and friend, Darren Rousar, created and developed the definitive website on the historic observation method of sight-size. I recently had the great pleasure to be interviewed by him about my life and work. It can be found here.
For those not able to come see my work at Michael LaConte Gallery in Chicago, it is now available online as well via 1st Dibs. It is a great site dedicated to art collectors. The images shown are currently at the gallery and here.
I wrote a blog post about ‘Allegory: Persephone’ that can be found here.
To learn more about the above picture The Trickster click here.
I wrote a post about the above painting that can be found here.
Above is a recent bust that I have finished titled “Concordia.” It is bronze with copper inlay lips and eyes of alabaster with lead irises. I modeled the bust in clay and retouched the wax and then completed all the chasing and finishing in bronze.
My choice of subject is inspired by the Roman deity Concordia. She is symbolic of social concord and representative of the Greek idea of Homonia. The visual expression of concepts fascinates me. In addition to being judged by our physical appearance our actions condition how we are percieved. Daily choices, usually guided by a personal ethical code, determine our public persona. Ideally we are living personifications of value systems we choose to follow. Concordia is an exploration of this idea.
Inside the statue I glued a series of notes that I collected from the Badia in Florence. They come from the New Testament and promote harmony and peace. This added level of meaning reinforces the formal aspects of the sculpture.
I am really excited about my show at the Michael LaConte Gallery opens tomorrow. As I promised here are some of my watercolors that will be shown.
My three large landscapes were delayed my Italian bureaucracy and will unfortunately arrive Monday.
The show looks great. Please come down and see the paintings in person. It is a pretty comprehensive show that covers a lot of my work from 2000 until the present. I will even be showing my angel painting:
I have recently completed a couple of small bronzes. Equos was modeled from my imagination using other equestrian statues as references. Luckily, Florence is full of them. In addition, I studied the horses for the carriage rides in Piazza Signoria. It is my first amimal scupture and was completed during my bronze statuary class of 2014. I am definitely looking to creating more. Equos will be an edition of 10. Each piece is an original as I finish each bronze myself.
The second bronze is of L’Hiver or Winter. She was created from my imagination. L’Hiver will also be an edition of 10, each retouched and finished by my hand.