Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Removing from the ceramic shell

Ok they have been poured, pictures of that to come. These are the first shots of the ceramic shell removed.


The next photos are of the sprues removed and more shell removed....Day 1


I was so relieved that all of Shiva poured!


Finished grinding down all sprue stubs...day 2.  Going to have a little repair welding work.
After that sandblasting wirewheel and patina.  



Thursday, November 8, 2012

First in the Series Fetus Fetish. I still need a base.




My Exquisite Corpse

This is the drawing (Body parts) I had to work with for my Exquisite Corpse from the group Tuesday Nights. This year I decided I wanted to do a little Claymation. The Head was a drawing From Artist Antonia Cosentino. I'm not sure who drew the other parts. It just read as a story to me. I used all the parts: A head, a match, a Hydrant, a wrench, a shovel and pipes. 

Altar for Exquisite Corpse Exhibition

Since Tuesday Nights was doing Altars to Saints real or imagined for the Exquisite Corpse show, I thought I would do one for the mother of all Saints Mere De Dieu.
It just seemed to me after reading about so many of these Saints and their Martyring, along with all the punishments passed out to mankind "supposedly" with Gods permission, what was really needed was the female face of God the face of compassion. In the end she had no face, but was forever wounded.

Pouring to more Fetus' tonight

Tonight I'm pouring two more bronzes in the series called Fetus Fetish.
At this point there are 4 ready to go.
Just pouring 2 because they need to be good and hot when poured.





Monday, October 15, 2012

Grandpa's Atar at Modern Eden

Mom traveled with me to the opening of the Altar Exhibibtion at Modern Eden in San Francisco.
The opening was fantastic, and Mom had fun!


Palomar Glass


The Boys at Palomar making my new larger glass domes...my first glass outing!
The Fetus Fetish series has gotten to large for the last ones. 

New Stickers Out!

I just received my new stickers! So much Fun....Bony Pony, Louie, Pulltoy and Bunny Boy.




Friday, July 27, 2012

The Fetus's become animated

This project really makes me feel like a creator.
So all the waxes come from the same mold and it is time to give them all alittle personality.

These last weeks have been about that.
The arms had to be separated from the chest.
Hands needed to be reconstructed and the eyes needed to be deepened to leave room for the resin that will come once they are bronzed.

Next their loads need to be constructed.
Just perchased the silicone for more molds.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Palomar Sculpture Class to start in August.

Funnest Class I every taught!

FALL SCULPTURE CLASS

It’s Time to register for Fall Classes at Palomar.  Enrollment began July 5th.
I am teaching Art 260 Sculpture I, Art 261 Sculpture II and Art 255 Foundry Techniques Sculpture II this fall. If you have not taken a sculpture class with me before you are in for a treat. It will be fun and challenging (In the right way).
The sculpture program at Palomar aims to introduce students to diverse ways of thinking about and making 3-D Contemporary Visual Art through design and fabrication of expressive three-dimensional forms and exploration of both historical and contemporary sculptural materials with emphasis on 20th Century models of expression.
Art 260 Sculpture I is a Mixed Media class, which will cover Carving, Modeling, Molding, Assemblage and Replacement Methods. If you have never worked with 3 dimensions before the Sculpture 260 is built for you. This is the place to challenge both your creative mind and spirit while gathering new techniques. This class is designed to introduce the student to the world of art in the round.
Art 261 Sculpture II is designed to increase the knowledge base for the student in both the technique and concept of sculpture as an art form. This class values and emphasizes creative risk taking, experimentation, exploration, individuality and critical thinking. Class projects stress the importance of an integrated approach to the development of technical, expressive and conceptual skills in relation to our contemporary society.
Art 255 Foundry Techniques Sculpture II is the class to enroll in if you have already taken a Foundry Class and want to further your skills. The Palomar Foundry works in both Bronze and Aluminum.
All three classes are Mon-Wed 11-1:50PM. Enroll early to insure placement. Register either online www.palomar.edu. or at the main campus in 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos. If you have admissions questions call 760-744-1150 ext. 2160 for recorded information or ext. 2164 for assistance.

P.S. They have made some changes in the enrollment process so be patient or call them up. 

Friday, June 1, 2012

Blue Sky Pie

Blue Sky Pie's new CD is out. This is the band formally called Bug Guts and the new music is great.
I designed the CD. Check it out.

My tuesday night group is doing some fun work for the Trash show on June the 14th check it out....tuesdaynights-thegameroom.blogspot.com/

Their are some sneak peeks on the blog.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Just finished my Bag Lady piece for the Tuesday Nights Trash Exhibition
 at the Town Hall in Ramona in June.
The Hat is even lined.
Had Fun

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Sprues cut, cup removed.
Most of the shell removed.
Time to grind and polish. 
Ok then we poured, nothing like hot bronze.
Fingers crossed....


He is deep in the ceramic shell. Almost ready for the pour. 4 more dips.
I sprued him well. It will be a lot of work later, but better safe. He is the test baby.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sprued and ready to go

The first baby is ready to go. Just finished sprueing him, next I need to shellac and start dipping in the ceramic shell.



I think he looks scared.






















The others are waiting their turn.