Sunday, April 22, 2012

One Liner In Yellow

These three spheres are part of a design concept used to work out a presentation for the Yakima Giving Circle in Yakima WA. I have been awarded the commission which will be the sphere Transcendence at 8 to 9 feet in diameter and placed in front of the Larson building downtown. Same yellow patina used on the maquette. I'm looking forward to it's fabrication and installation. 
The sphere Chris Cross that was located at Woodside Braseth Gallery is being shipped to Nord Art located in Remsburg Germany for this years exhibition. I will be creating a new sculpture for the gallery as soon as time permits. 
The Chocolate wide flanges and spheres were on my sixth forth birthday cake. First time I have actually eaten a WF beam.
I have a figurative sphere in progress. It's essence is erotica. I will add images when it is farther along. I did some structural steel work for the Power House Theater in Walla Walla WA. If you are visiting the city and tasting some excellent wine check out the theater and take in a performance. It will be well worth your time.





                                                                 
                                                 Chocolate wide flange beams and spheres

                                                                         
                                                              One Liner In Yellow # 1  
                                                                    Patina steel
                                                                  40" diameter


                                                              One Liner In Yellow # 3
                                                                        Patina steel
                                                                      40" diameter
                                             On display at the Woodside Braseth gallery Seattle

                                                 
                                                                Transcendence
                                                                 Patina steel
                                                                 40" diameter
                                                Maquette chosen for the Yakima commission

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Nordsee

Just returned from a trip to North Germany along the North Sea up to the Danish border. Visited with my artists colleagues that have been with me in China and of course family. I'm impressed with the quality of life and their fervor for adventure. The light this time of the year is flat grey. Zero contrast and the weather moves across the sky with incredible speed. The fish is excellent. Herring is particularly good. Lightly smoked. Eaten cold it is succulent beyond compare. As far as 2011 goes??? I don't know which was harder this year or the year I got drafted. Although my new sculptures are exciting. Friendships have grown deeper. Of course my family still loves me.
May the light of the new year shine with great furor on us all.














Unknown Origin

Unknown Origin is fabricated from stainless steel approximately 22" high. It is the third in the table top series created this year. Actually it is the last sculpture for 2011. These pieces Verging On Sin, Rubble, and Unknown Origin are quite pleasurable to create. There technically changeling, and exotic. I'm able to work through ideas quickly. They embrace poetry of form, sensuality, and light. In Seattle they can be viewed at the Woodside Braseth Gallery 2101 Ninth Ave.
 Phone 206-622-7243






 
                                                                                   
                                                                          Unknown Origin
                                                                            Stainless Steel
                                                                                12/2011

                                                                     
                                                                          Unknown Origin
                                                                                  12/2011

                                                                 
                                                                          Unknown Origin
                                                                                 12/2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New Sculpture Rubble

Rubble, is the the latest Bronze / Stainless table top sculpture 22"x16"x16. I broke my Calcaneus bone in my right foot this summer. 
I had a sculpture mounted to the top of a telephone pole and a strong wind blew off two small pieces. I climbed to the top using a ladder. While doing the repairs the pole broke off at ground level. Needless to say I have not been able to do heavy work so I'm continuing with smaller pieces. 
I like working on this scale and love the material. It is technically challenging and aesthetically pleasing. This type of work allows me to use all my metal smithing skills. Much fun.


Mr. Mao & his mother

                                                       
                                                               Taizhou coffee house

                                                                     
                                                                         Rubble
                                                                  Bronze / Stainless
                                                                         10 / 2011                        

                                                                 
                                                                         Rubble
                                                                  Bronze / Stainless
                                                                        10 / 2011

                                                                       
                                                                        Rubble
                                                                Bronze / Stainless
                                                                       10 / 2011
                                                                           Rubble
                                                                   Bronze / Stainless
                                                                      10 / 2011

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Verging On Sin



Verging On Sin
Completed 8/ 4/ 11.
Stainless steel and bronze.
22" in most directions.
100 pounds

This sphere is the result of last winters design studies. The shapes of mass are interacting on the exterior as well as the interior of the sphere. The sphere itself has not been formally completed but it's visual presence is enough to imply the spherical form yet retain the excitement of it's creation.
The use of polished bronze and stainless incites the interplay of color and light within the sculpture giving it a lively presence.

Verging On Sin






Friday, May 27, 2011

New York Trip


Went to New York City for ten days. Loved the city of course and had a hard time leaving. Visited with my sculptor friend Peter Lundburg. Spent a few days in his home in Vermont. Very fun. The rest of the time was spent in the city doing the museums and the art seen. Stayed a couple of days in Mark di Suvero's studio. Toured his installation on Governors Island and toured Storm King. Now I'm back in my studio and am finishing off a smaller sphere fabricated in aluminum. It looks as though I may be off to Dubai in the near future. 




                                            Peter at home


                                            Bernard               Mark di Suvero   Peter Lundberg
                                          Bernard on the East River.
                                           Storm King
                                                     Bernard and Davie Smith
                                                Bernard and Rodin