Hi everyone. This week I was consumed by finishing a client commission (which of course I neglected to get any pics of)-- a small flock of herons. Don't worry-- they aren't the ones I showed you before. I still have those. These were a slightly different style. I've also been working on my latest pet project-- The sculpture for the mountain bike trail. I'm obsessed with her!
Her body will be clad in the cut up parts from an old race car that I'm scavenging from over there. Mysteriously it's buried in the woods, and a couple of big trees have fallen on it over time, so getting more of it out will be a job, but I like how it looks like some kind of racing outfit.
This is the first view people will encounter as they ride across the bridge that is her installation site.
I'm pretty happy with her profile. I have a lot more hair to weld on but you can see her taking shape.
This is the second view they'll get as they ride under the bridge (unless they stop and just check her out 360 as they ride by her- which is unlikely. Zoom!). She'll be perched above them looking down.
I'm pretty into her. I'm undecided about the mask propped up on her head. It actually fits on her face, but I think she's prettier without it. It kind of looks cool up there, like she might put it on later and get up to some adventure or something. Anyone want to weigh in on that? Otherwise she's wearing a crown of bike gears and has antlers.
This is the kind of commission I'd love to get more of-- "Here's a really cool spot we'd like something for, maybe some kind of benevolent figure watching over it-- here's 3 to $5k --go." It's an investment, but I really like being able to just work from my head, and the results are pretty good I think.
Preparations for my Open House Sun Aug 2nd (10 to 5:00) are coming along. I'm kind of frazzled because my sister and her kids are in town and I'm trying to get as much done as I can, but you know how it is when you have out of town guests. (!) I'm hoping to get a lot more turtles made in the coming week, and some other goodies.
Look for a preview and directions next week-- and as always feel free to email this to friends who might be interested, share on facebook, etc etc. Thanks!