Saturday, November 22, 2008

Article in Kentucky Homes and Gardens Magazine

My sculpture is featured in this months issue of Kentucky Homes and Gardens Magazine. The article was written by Albertus Gorman, an artist and writer who lives in Louisville Kentucky. The Cover of the magazine.

The first two pages show me working on the "Opportunity Portal" in the top picture and
the "Waking Muse" underneath.

On the third page is the sculpture "Connections", which was just installed at LSU Baton Rouge. On the left column of the right page is a bronze casting of "Ely".

Here is the female hippo from the group I did for the North Carolina Zoo and below is an Otter water feature.
You can get the magazine at bookstores in Louisville, Lexington and the Cincinnati area. You can also get them free at various art gallery locations in those cities. Check it out!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Daphne a stone carving

This is a project I have been working on for some time. She is entitled "Daphne" and represents the Greek myth in which Daphne, pursued by Apollo, calls to the Gods to aid her and so they turn her into a tree. I'm not sure that's what she had in mind. She stands a little over 4 feet tall.
There is still a lot of work in finishing the leaves.
My favorite view of the piece.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

"Connections" at LSU dedication Cover of Journal of Veterinary Medicine Association

The bronze and limestone sculpture entitled "Connections" was dedicated November 6th at the
LSU School of Veterinary Medicine's Serenity Pavillion in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

This is the sculpture with the finished brick work and the fountain running. There is a copper pan between the woman and the animals to contain the water. Milton Womack Construction did the brick work and WHL Architects did the copper pan and plumbing. I am very happy with their contribution - really first rate!
The dedication turned out great, with a large attendence. Present were representatives from the Humane Society of the United States, the American Kennel Club, the International Fund for Animal welfare, and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

While I was in Baton Rouge, I stayed at the faculty club on campus. There was not a hotel room to be found anywhere around Baton Rouge, because of hurricane Gustav, which did a great deal of damage to the area.

The inside of the faculty club, where I had breakfast the four mornings that I was there.The campus at LSU has live oaks everywhere. I took a stroll to see some of them. This one is in front of the Faculty club. (Really a great tree!)

In my stroll, I visited Mike the tiger. He has a large natural area with a pool.
Not far from Baton Rouge are Cypress swamps. I had to go out and see them, while I had the chance.

This is a rose mallow that I saw down there. They have a huge flower - a wild form of Hibiscus.

When I was on my way home, the plane was delayed getting into Chicago, which caused me to miss my connecting flight. I had time to kill, so I wandered around and took this pic of a Brachiosaurus from the Field museum. Pretty cool....

My newly installed sculpture, "Connections", will be on the cover of the Journal of the Veterinary Medicine Association. Photo by Harry Cowgill, LSU School of Veterinary Medicine. The sculpture is dedicated to all those who give care to animals. It illustrates how people reach across the gulf that separates us from animals and that, by providing care, they "Connect".