Thursday, 6 August 2020

#760 "The Strut"

"The Strut"  -   clay model in progress  -   40" highThe current covid quarantine has caused an unplanned and productive block of creative studio time.   Typically, I'm traveling to shows, enjoying my seasonal cabin on Lake of the Woods in Ontario and spending museum time in Europe . . . this year, planned trips to Spain and France had to be canceled.  Many of these works are workshop demos and startups that were abandoned for one reason or another. Lots of time has resulted in a return to the sculpture stand to pursue their worthiness for casting. Among over twenty new sculptures in progress is "The Strut".
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Thursday, 2 July 2020

#759 "Lunch"




"Lunch"
Wall Mount
17"H 12"W 3"D
Edition 35
1,500


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# 758 "Bird of Peace"



"Bird of Peace"
8"H 12"W 7"D
Edition 35
1,900


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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

#757 "Secretary Bird"



"Secretary Bird"
7"H 9"W 5"D
Edition 50
2,100


  

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Tuesday, 23 June 2020

#756 "Flightless Tondo"




"Flightless Tondo" (Wall Mount)
17" Dia 3"H
Ed. Size 25
2,100

The Italian word rontondo (round) coined the term tondo and was used during the 
Renaissance for religious and mythological imagery.  The circular shape has 
challenged sculptors and painters since Greek antiquity.

I have been influenced by classical sculpture since my student years 
at the Kansas City Art Institute and the time-honored tondo seemed 
like the perfect format for my new creation – “Flightless Tondo”.  
The inspiration for the bas relief was provoked by the discovery of 
a dead bird in snow under my studio window.

  
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Wednesday, 17 June 2020

#755 Work in progress - Pair of Doves




I hear them every day outside my studio window:
Here's this mornings effort . . . a clay sketch of a pair of doves - the bird of peace.


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Tuesday, 26 May 2020

#754 "Guinea Fowl"



Original etching "Guinea Fowl"





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Thursday, 14 May 2020

#753 "Secretary Bird" con't . . .



Head study drawing of Secretary Bird from my sketchbook.
Tanzania, 2013





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Tuesday, 12 May 2020

#752 "Secretary Bird"


      During the Covid-19 virus shut down I find myself studio bound and 
      incarcerated like never before. I'm taking advantage of this time 
        by revisiting startups and works that were set aside for one reason or 
         another in years past and among the many is a head study of one of the 
                 most interesting birds I have ever encountered afield: 
                  The Secretary Bird.


"Secretary Bird"
10"H 10"W 6"D
 Edition Size 50

This head study is a nightmare for a mold maker and foundry to cast.  
                                                   We spent many hours consulting the foundry and relying 
                                                             on their assistance in the production process. 

This study is the result of an unforgettable trip to Tanzania several years ago with a group of artist friends:  Jan Martin McGuire, James Gary Hines,  John Agnew, Julie Askew, Robert Caldwell, Paul Dixon, Tony Pridham, and Dale Weiler. Trish and I were given our own guide and Land Rover,  spent time consuming hours at water holes in search of closeups and details of various species and returned home with over 15,000 digital images.  The Secretary Bird is famous for its long black head plumes, is a raptor closely related to the osprey and can be found stomping snakes in sub-Saharan African grasslands.  Please type in Secretary Bird in the white blog search box for more info on this subject.   


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Tuesday, 7 April 2020

# 751 "Night Owl"





Loose is how it looks . . . not how it's done.



"Night Owl"
11"H 9"W 7"D
Ed Size 35
1,500


This sketch is a workshop demo created from life at the Brookgreen Gardens zoo aviary.
While I do many clay sketches in the field, in the studio, and during workshops, I deem 
only a handful worthy of casting in bronze.  I modeled "Night Owl" in approximately 
25 minutes on a very warm, sunny day which caused the clay to be very soft and juicy.

For more information regarding loose modeling, type in "loose" in the white blog search box.



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Monday, 16 March 2020

#750 "Hen with a Little Treasure"



I created this new wall mount for my kitchen.  While the rooster gets all the glory - the hen 
does all the work.   I have had poultry for many years and know the value of fresh laid eggs.

"Hen With a Little Treasure"
Bas Relief Wall Mount
15"H 12"W 2"D
Ed Size 35
1,500

To see a bas-relief Wall Mount of a rooster go to blog post
#384 or type"Crowing Rooster" in the search box.





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Thursday, 27 February 2020

#749 "Trout Pool"


My studio is located on a premier trout stream in Wyoming that is loaded with brown trout.
I often walk the river and know the deep trout pools by heart.

"Trout Pool"
Bas-relief Wall Mount
9"H 17"W 1.5"D
Ed. Size 35
1,500



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Sunday, 5 January 2020

#748 "The One That Got Away"





"The One That Got Away"
6"H 12"W 4"D
Ed Size 35
1,500

Above is the one that got away.


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Saturday, 4 January 2020

#747 "Hooked"


With the Wyoming winter upon me,
 I'm dreaming of spring and Rocky Mountain streams.


 "Hooked"
6"H 11"W 5"D
Ed. Size 35
1,500



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Tuesday, 3 December 2019

#746 "Ecorche"





Ecorche - the French word for "flayed" - is a term that refers to the
anatomical study of animal or human form without skin.  When the
 skin is removed the artist can study the underlying musculature.

When I was a student at Kansas City Art Institute in the early 1960's we made drawings of
the classic plaster cast  - "L'Ecorche" - created by Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1767.
Like most artists I have a replica of the Houdon plaster in my studio.

Pictured below are two models I created several years ago for my workshop students.
The top image is a model cast in bronze of the equine skeleton and the lower image
is an ecorche clay model that was created many years ago but was never cast.
While my workshops focus on bird anatomy, it's important to introduce comparative
anatomy of all vertebrates - especially mammals which includes humans and quadrupeds.

For more information on the subject in this blog search for
nature's one pattern in the white search box. Also, look at the website of sculptor Rod Zullo. His recent
work depicting ecorche is beautifully presented in an extensive and artistic manner.      

rodzullo.com



"Ecorche 1"
9 1/2"H  11 1/2W
Bronze casting



"Ecorche 2"
15 1/2" H  12 1/2"W
Clay model


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Monday, 2 December 2019

#745 "Tortuga Bay"








"Tortuga Bay"
10"H 13"W 14"D
Ed. 35
3,300


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#744 "Little Blue on A Branch"










"Little Blue on a Branch
18"H 10"W 10"D
Ed. 35
3,600


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#743 "Bobwhite Quail Bookends"




"Bobwhite Quail Bookends"
8"H 15:W 6"D
Ed. 50
2,400


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Monday, 25 November 2019

#742 "Scottie Study"


Sandy's new sculpture for Scottie lovers is a
high-relief mantlepiece mounted on post and plate.







"Scottie Study"
14"H 7"W 6"D
Edition 50
1,800


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Wednesday, 30 October 2019

#741 "Briscoe Bison"



Sandy's "Briscoe Bison" architectural panel was created in 2014 for the
Briscoe Museum in SanAntonio, Texas.   Additional information about the
creation of the 10 foot long bronze sculpture can be found in earlier blog
posts by typing in Briscoe Bison in the blog search bar.

The smaller maquette is available for purchase upon request.

Thank you to Cathy Ferrell for the recent photo. 

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Saturday, 5 October 2019

#740 "Heart Dog"





"Heart Dog"
9"H 8"W 8"D
Edition 35
2,400



"Heart Dog"
9"H 8"W 8"D
Edition 35
2,400


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#739 "Branching Out", "Simple Pleasure"




"Branching Out"
5"H 10"W 6"D
Edition 100
1200


"Simple Pleasure"
9"H 12"W 7"D
Edition 100
1,200



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#738 "Spring Pride", "Carolina Wren"





"Spring Pride
6"H 11"W 8"D
Edition 100
1,200



 "Carolina Wren"
4"H 6"W 4"D
Edition 100
550

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#737 "Sunny Day"



"Sunny Day"
9"H 13"W 6"D
Edition 50
2,100


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#736 "Looking Out for Each Other", "Nipper Study", "Don't Bug Me"



"Looking Out for Each Other"
8"H 10"W 4"D
Edition 100
1,500

 "Nipper Study"
7"H 7"W 4"D
Edition 100
900


"Don't Bug Me"
6"H 13"W 5"D
Edition 50
1,500




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Saturday, 28 September 2019

#735 "The Rise", "The Hatch"



"The Rise"
9"H 15"W 6"D
Edition 35
1,800


"The Hatch"
8"H  12"W 7"D
Edition 35
1,800

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#734 "Hot to Trot", "Stepping Out", "Breezy"




"Hot To Trot"
9"H 9"W 3"D
Edition 100
960



"Stepping Out"
9"H 10"w 5"D
Edition 100
960


"Breezy
10"H 8"W 3"D
Edition 100
960


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#733 "Westie Pup"


"Westie Pup"
5"H 8"H 6"D
Edition  100
960


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Saturday, 31 August 2019

#732 "Boykin"







"Boykin"
9"H 7"W 7"D
Edition 65
1,800


The Boykin Spaniel was originally bred by South Carolina sportsmen to hunt ducks
and wild turkeys.   It is medium sized, slightly larger than the Cocker Spaniel and is
known for its rich brown coat.  Traditionally, the tail is docked, and the bred is easily
identified by the long, feathered ears that hang close to the checks.  The web-toed
dog has a very sweet disposition, is impressive in the field and makes a great pet.
It is the state dog of South Carolina.



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#731 "My Buddy"


"My Buddy"
8"H 9"W 9"D
Edition of 35
2,400


The Labrador Retriever is one of the most popular dog breeds in the United States 
and Canada.  The large gun dog is prized by sportsmen in the field.  Their interwoven 
coat is relatively waterproof and their webbed feet make them excellent swimmers for 
retrieving waterfowl.  The handsome canine is very even-tempered making it an excellent family pet. 
Labs are registered in three colors:  black, yellow, and chocolate.   



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Tuesday, 27 August 2019

#730 "Golden Promise"








"Golden Promise"
10"H 10"W 10"D
Edition 50
3,000



The Golden Retriever is a large gun dog known for an outstanding 
ability to retrieve downed waterfowl and upland game birds. 
The beautiful canine is one of the most popular breeds in America 
due to their friendly and gentle temperament.

While the good-natured dog is respected by hunters in the field, 
they make an excellent family pet.



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#729 "Star of the North"






"Star of the North"
Common Loon (Gavin immer)
14"H 14"W 9"D
Edition 25
3,300


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#728 "Anasazi Muse"











"Anasazi Muse"
21"H 12"W 8"D
Edition 25
4,200

     The macaw was sacred to the Anasazi Indians.  According to legend, they 
believed the macaw took the sun south to its winter home and returned 
it in the spring. Trading with Mexican tribes supplied macaws to the Anasazi; 
their brilliant feathers provided were sacred objects.  Today, the pueblo people, 
descendants of the Anasazi use the birds in their rituals.



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