Thursday, July 1, 2010

Light of Hope sculpture finishes, a new sculpture begins...

The sculpture is finished and I have sent photos for approval to the committee. Below are some views of the sculpture.

This the front.

This is 3/4 left of the front.

This is the back.

This is 3/4 left of the back.

The next job is a limestone mother Grizzly with 3 cubs. She is lying on her back cleaning one of her cubs. Her head is on the left side of the stone. I originally designed this piece as polar bear playing with it's foot, but then I got interested in grizzly bears and decided to change the sculpture to a mother bear with cubs.

Most people can't see the bear in this piece. I try to explain, she's on her back, cleaning a cub and there are a couple other
cubs somewhere on her belly, and the response is "yeah, I see it" but I'm not sure they do. But a woman who had purchased
a pink marble snow monkey from me could see what I was doing with the piece and asked me to do a maquette of what the bear would look like finished. So I did - it's posted in an earlier blog - and she liked what she saw, so now I'm carving this Grizzly family for Kosair Healthcare Center on Brownsboro Rd. in Louisville,KY. The second bear cub will be gripping his mothers back leg, playing with his littermate who is lying on his mothers belly.

This is the rear end view of the mother bear, the third cub will be lying on it's back playing with it's brother. You can see it, right?

I waded out in the creek the other day to visit the island. This is a view upstream.

This is the view downstream, I like the cathedral feel of the trees.

This is a guy that went past who was taking photos with his camera,just like me.


Anonymous said...

Nice to see how this work has come along and I'm glad to hear the bear sculpture will be nearby where I can see it!

sosolobi said...

Great sculpture. "lights of hope'. I found a picture on pinterest of sculpting the ear hopped to your blog.