Category Archives: – Sculpture

Inspired II – Abstract Sculpture

My joy in creating Inspired I made me immediately curious what such a unique piece would look like using a dark opaque background.  Inspired II is the result.

In case the images don’t convey it:  This is a large work: 3 feet x 2 feet, and with a depth of 4 inches.

Inspired II is meant to hang on a wall surface with soft spotlighting. Mounting can be achieved in several ways – please ask me.

Inspired II

Photographing my transparent and opaque work is not an easy task, as I discovered once I started to blog about my work. Everybody tells me how much more exciting my work is in person!  You will no doubt notice a difference with these images!

Inspired IIThese images were produced for me by my good friend and skilled professional photographer Robert Brown, of Robert Brown Photography in Kettleby, Ontario (not far from my studio in Schomberg).  Bob, you really captured the essence and spirit of this piece – thank you!  I highly recommend Bob:  his specialty is portraiture, but clearly he has an eye for work like mine, and more.

Inspired II is most definitely for sale – please Contact me for details.

Rolling Wine Country – Reloaded

OK – so now I admit it:  Rolling Wine Country (R.W.C.) took a Humpty-Dumpty fall last year when Tracy and I came home late one evening to find this lovely piece (one of the select few I display in our home) shattered on the floor of our dining room.

Seems two of our family of adorable (most of the time) cats had likely been playing and knocked it to the floor.  I was heartbroken.  I LOVE(ed) this piece. It fit our dining room decor to a “T”. Well, you may or may not agree as we live in a heritage home – and R.W.C. was quite contemporary. But I need not digress here – except to say our Heritage home was Tracy’s idea).

Rolling Wine Country - Reloaded

R.W.C. was literally a basket case for about a year until I decided I could give it a new life, seeing that I have developed some new techniques that could take advantage of the lovely raw material our cats left in their path of destruction.

So here we have it:  “R.W.C. – Reloaded“!   And guess what?  It resides in the same room it lost its first life in (until it’s sold; oh yes, did I mention it’s for sale?).

Rolling Wine Country Reloaded is a most whimsical hanging fused glass sculptural art work. It measures in at 20: x 28″ x 4” and is ready for wall or window hanging, “invisible” hardware included.

You will have noticed I have made a few pieces with this unique method of bending the glass so that it appears so naturally warped and twisted like a rescued crumpled sheet of paper.

Rolling Wine Country - Reloaded

My photos here can’t do this piece justice (unlike the professional photos I have had taken of some of my other recent works including Synapse).

Enjoy the slideshow below. 

Below is a short High Definition quality video I took of this work in a window of my home. It’s somewhat “raw” but it helps to convey the wonderful character of this piece.

Synapse

This very exciting new piece uses a new technique I have developed, forcing the glass to take on a distressed, crinkled look, as if it was a piece of stiff cloth balled up and then folded out again.

Synapse is 24″ x 23″ x 3″.

Several shades of blues and greens on the black background are enhanced by the clear circular and cracked features (reminding me of nerve synapses – though it’s whatever you want it to be!), another new technique I am perfecting with the success of Trinitas, Cosmos Sculpture and Cosmos Sculpture II.

 

 

I made Synapse to be mounted and displayed on a light coloured wall.  It is ready for invisible mounting with included hardware.

Some kudos are due here: Many thanks to my good friend and professional photographer Robert Brown for making Synapse look so good in pictures!

Cosmos Sculpture II

I just completed this fused glass sculpture for display and sale for the remainder of my PRAXIS Gallery show in Toronto’s Queen St. West arts district (running to December 30th, 2011).

“Cosmos” recently sold, a lovely creative compliment. It’s been replaced on display with Cosmos II.

This piece is based on the success of Trinitas, a 3-piece sculpture I made with fellow friend and King Township artist Ernestine Tahedl, now on display and for sale at the new Woodstock Gallery on Dundas Street until January 15, 2012.

You can merely drive by PRAXIS Gallery at 1614 Queen St. West (at Sorauren), and see for yourself. (Click here for map to gallery).

NOTE:  As I have rented the gallery, you may deal directly with me at your choice as there are no commissions paid to the gallery owner.  Contact me here. 

Cosmos II measures approximately 20″ wide, 16″ high and 4″ deep.

“Cosmos” Sculpture

The only way to describe this self-standing sculpture is to look at it (my written description is failing!)

I made this sculpture specifically for display and sale at my PRAXIS Gallery show in Toronto’s Queen St. West arts district (running through to December 31, 2011).

This piece is based on the success of Trinitas, a 3-piece sculpture I made with fellow friend and King Township artist Ernestine Tahedl, now on display and for sale at the new Woodstock Gallery until January 15, 2012.

You can merely drive by PRAXIS Gallery at 1614 Queen St. West (in Parkdale at Sorauren), day or night, and see them for yourself. (Click here for map to gallery).

Below is a slideshow of the sculpture. I can assure you it is even more mesmerizing in person!

THIS PIECE IS NOW SOLD! I make much of my work custom so please Contact me if you like this piece.

Trinitas: Collaboration with Ernestine Tahedl with “pARTners” O.A.C. Programme

Fellow King artist Ernestine Tahedl and I produced a collaborative fused glass sculpture as part of a premiere developmental programme developed and sponsored by the Ontario Arts Society and the Woodstock Gallery.

It was held:

Saturday November 19th, 2:00 pm
The Woodstock Art Gallery
449 Dundas Street
(click for map here)
(click here for invitation)

The programme saw multiple venues for exhibit, including the Aurora Cultural Centre and the John B. Aird Gallery in Toronto.

Click here for the full tour schedule.

But in addition: The City of Woodstock was be celebrating the official opening of the new Woodstock Gallery at this venue. City, Federal and Provincial representatives who funded this new, world-class cultural asset will be on hand for the plaque unveiling.

The image below of Trinitas was the first released image of our work, to compliment the two images published in the catalogue.

Ernestine prepared a full colour catalogue for the tour that could be viewed free and purchased online, or at the launch.

Click here to review the book or view it here:

I prepared a separate post that talks in some detail with images about the programme and our test sculpture “Two Solitudes” that resulted in “Trinitas”. Click here to read it.

We’re happy to say that Two Solitudes sold at the recent Schomberg Village Street Gallery to a private collector. The original intent for pARTners was for all ten collaborative pieces to be auctioned at the Woodstock launch; it was decided that ownership would stay with the artists.

Trinitas is available for sale directly from us, including the custom mirrored base that supports the pieces.

An individual work of all artists tours with the show. In my case, Deco! (click here for more on this piece) was also on display, and is available for sale.

pARTners

Enjoy the slideshow below showing some images of Ernestine and me, and of Trinitas in creation.