This contemporary sculpture titled “Life Balance” is the first time I have carved a piece in African wonderstone. It is a bit of a deceptive stone in that it is easy to shape, but difficult to polish. The other difficulty I had with this piece was basing it. I had the piece completed for over 3 months ago but couldn’t figure out the size and shape of the base. I think I finally got it. I like the way the small base emphasizes the balancing of the piece. It has a very small point of connection that gives it that precarious feel and further emphasizes the balance aspect. I am forever trying to get tiny connection points on my sculptures! Sometimes, I drive myself nuts!!
A new opportunity has presented itself for my art career. In December, I joined a new gallery. I have not been represented by a gallery since April of 2017. At that point, I left Pyro gallery to complete a large commissioned work for Norton Audubon Hospital. While I still had work on display at Kore Gallery, Revelry Boutique and the Kentucky Artisan Center, I was not represented as one of their core artists.
The Kentucky Fine Art Gallery is a smaller gallery than I have previously been associated with. There are only five other artists besides me in the gallery. While only with the gallery less than a month, it already has a different, more intimate feel. The other thing that is different is that the other five artists are 2D artists. I am the only sculptor of the bunch. In other galleries I have been with, there have been a lot more artists and other 3D artists. It will be interesting to see how these differences play out as far as my sales. Check out the web page for Kentucky Fine Art Gallery at http://www.kentuckyfineartgallery.com
If you are in Louisville this weekend (November 4th and 5th), come by my studio and say hello! I am participating in the 2017 LVA Open Studio Weekend, a fundraiser for the Louisville arts community. I will have a lot of work there ant it will all be at a special studio sale price. You can also see the progress I have made on "Cor Liberum", my commission for Norton Hospital. You can stand next to the pieces and get the feel for how big this piece really is. I will have special pricing on Limestone carving blanks as well.
My studio is located at:
1807 Cargo Ct.
Louisville, KY 40299
I have been invited to join Karen Terhune and William Duffy in a sculpture show at Kore Gallery in Louisville, KY. This show is all abstract work in stone. This is the first time I have shown at Kore. The opening reception is next Friday, October 13, 2017 from 5pm to 8pm. If you are in Louisville, come by and see the 10 pieces I have in the show.