Saturday, September 29, 2012

Rain - GFS

So - the commissioned piece I've been working on all year was installed last week. It's a permanent installation in Gordon Food Service's new building in Wyoming, MI.  Rain - GFS is 10' x 10' x 15'h and made of silver leaf on polyester film squares, fabricated steel suspenders and aluminum. There are around 10,000 squares and 10,000 suspenders. Here are a few photos -

view from below:

view from the second floor:

view from the stairway:



Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sphericon - September 2012



video

Meet Sphericon, 3" diameter, out for a walk. Sphericon is a carved ball of wax (encaustic). It will be on display for three days (Oct 4, 5, 6) in the "little SCULPTURE Show" at the ISC Conference in Chicago.

Monday, September 3, 2012

short story recommendation

I have a short story to recommend - The Artist of the Beautiful by Nathaniel Hawthorne. It's nothing like The Scarlet Letter.

You can read it free at a number of different sites. Here is one of them -
http://classiclit.about.com/library/bl-etexts/nhawthorne/bl-nhaw-art.htm

Saturday, September 1, 2012

more St Louis

The reason we took a 3 day trip to St Louis was to see this building -
The Pulitzer Foundation Building, Architect - Tadao Ando
- and this sculpture.
a small part of Joe - a permanent installation created by Richard Serra They were both wonderful, as was the St. Louis Arch.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

St Louis Arch

I'm in St Louis to visit the Pulitzer Foundation Building designed by Tadao Ando with the associated sculpture by Richard Serra - but that is for tomorrow.

Today I was laying in the grass looking up at the St. Louis Arch. It's a beautiful sculpture. The gigantic scale of it makes it very impressive. I was surprised as I didn't expect to think much of it . . . but I did. It's very different in person than in photos.

This is the bottom of one of the bases - it's pretty large. The St. Louis Arch is a catenary arch designed by Eero Saarinen, finished in 1965.