Baby does well
My new baby – Stories clouds tell – is doing nicely. Two weeks ago it popped into a welcoming world at Tweed Regional Gallery after an at-times agonising labour. Today the proud daddy talked about his creation to a receptive audience of family, friends, volunteer gallery guides and interested visitors. I’ve been overwhelmed by the […]
Cloud baby arrives safely
Last Friday evening my new baby arrived safely into a welcoming world at Tweed Regional Gallery, New South Wales. Called Stories clouds tell, her birth was announced officially by Wendy Powitt, North Coast artist and fashion jewellery entrepreneur (Ghost & Lola – www.ghostandlola.com). It was a great night at the Tweed. Sunlight filtered under the dramatic […]
Whew! It’s up!
I’ve just finished installing my first ever solo show, Stories clouds tell, at the Tweed Regional Gallery at Murwillumbah, New South Wales. And I’m biased, but it does look good. The show combines sculptures and paintings, mostly executed in pigmented epoxy resin. Two Carrara marble sculptures are included, including Billow, which won an award in […]
Losing My Fingertips – Again
I thought when I’d switched from working in marble to using epoxy, I’d left behind the bloodied fingertips. I was wrong. Yesterday, a telltale red-brown stain sullied the glorious whiteness of my newly-sanded epoxy cloud. Blood was there, because skin wasn’t. After half a day of not using gloves, my 36-grit sandpaper had done its […]
Nailing Down The Cloud
If there’s one thing I’ve larned about clouds, it’s this: you can’t nail the custards down. They just keep movin’ over the sky, shiftin’ shape like werewolves on Halloween. And danged if my own cloud ain’t goin’ the same way. Six week ago, I thought I had the shape nailed down tight. The first coat […]
Head In The Cloud
Gosh, is it over a month since I posted a progress update on the making of Cloud Column? I’m still toiling away. It may look like slow progress, because it is. For the last three weeks it’s been at the ‘filler on, filler off’ stage. Unlike Daniel-san in The Karate Kid, this has brought me […]
Back In The Oz Studio
After the shared excitement of working alongside other sculptors in the SVA studios in Manhattan, I was apprehensive about resuming work, alone, in my home studio back in Oz. But it’s going okay. I think that’s because I’ve been able to restart work on a piece I didn’t get finished before I headed for the […]
Where did my fingertips go?
Ouch, ouch and ouch! Last week I had fingertips, this week I don’t. I’ve been making another of my not-yet-famous marble clouds. The production process sounds simple: whack a few bits off a block of marble with a pointy chisel, shape up the resulting hills and hollows a bit with a flat chisel, smooth them […]