Monday, April 30, 2007


Weekend away. Great visit to NYC and museums. Always nice to get stimulated and recharged artistically.
Today I cast heavy angle brackets in the base of my canoptic jar.
I also ordered a fancy new printer. An Epson R1800. Very exciting.

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Heavy Stuff

Not much accomplished today, but I did buy a sack of Portland cement to cast bases for my sculptures.
My back still aches from hoisting the 90 lb. sack into the back of my car. I am reminded that maybe I'm getting a little old for working with large concrete sculptures. Still, I am committed to displaying my pieces in the "Art in the Heart of the City" show this summer. With public art, it's almost as much work making the works "people proof" as it is creating them in the first place. In my case, it involves casting a large concrete pad that is buried in the ground and mounting the sculpture on it.

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Second Try

Ok, so my first blog wasn’t very exciting. But it was mostly a test blog, so I could explore how to set up a page. I must say that it was extremely easy. I’ve had a web page for several years and had to edit everything in HTML. However, with Blogger it’s quite simple to just enter text. (I will try pictures soon).

I’m not entirely sure why I decided to do this blog. I am going to use it as a personal journal to chronicle my artistic endeavors. If this seems to work out, I will post my progress in my various art projects. I have read that blogs can give an artist wider exposure and help potential customers connect with the works on a more personal level.

My current projects are two large outdoor sculptures made from ferro-cement. One is a tall pyramid, and the other, a large canoptic jar. I hope to have them accepted for the annual “Art in the Heart of the City” sculpture show in Ithaca, N.Y. I have had pieces in the past five shows. These can be seen on my sculpture page.

My progress has been impeded by the weather. A little over a week ago we had 22 inches of fresh, heavy wet snow on the ground. A week later it was 80 degrees (I think we broke the climate.) With the snow finally gone my priorities have shifted to garden chores. But I have to get back to sculptures soon to meet deadlines.

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

My First Blog

So here I am starting a blog. Totally unfamiliar territory. Never done this before and, in fact, I've only read a handful of blogs. But it’s time I gave it a try.