My current exhibition at Art Effect Gallery at The Vue at Lake Eola in Orlando. This show of "shaped paintings" was curated by Kirsten Gjermo. Artist's reception March 22, 6- 8pm.
Please note that the reception is a catered event and a charity fundraiser. There will be an $8.00 per head cover charge.
So I am finally getting around to doing something I have been thinking about for for several months now. I rediscovered this painting from 2014 and thought this would make for an interesting sculpture series.
My intention is to explore this theme in a variety of ways, materials and scale. The piece pictured on top is titled "Locomotive". The same as the painting as it is fairly direct interpretation. This piece is quite heavy. The base is 1/2" plate steel and much of the rest is 1/4" plate. Makes for piece as solid as it's name implies.
Below is a small table top steel piece that is currently in progress. "Iron Horse" , 28" X 14" X 4".
A bit more welding and grinding and then to decide on how to finish. patina, paint etc.
I hope to also do a large scale piece based on this general composition. The larger pieces will be a more direct interpretation of the painting. The small sculpture, "Iron Horse" was made with industrial salvage/found objects, so the materials dictated the composition. The next go at it will be pieces I will cut to more closely match the design in the painting.
The sculpture is now sold. Private collection. New Mexico, USA.
"Black Diamond" Acrylic on Birch panel. 16" X 48"
This heavily textured "shaped painting is my latest in this series. The use of underpainting and interference paint gives the painting a shimmering quality that changes as the light conditions change. Looking almost entirely black to almost entirely blue. In most light conditions it appears a little of both.
"Lemongrass" Acrylic on birch. 16" X 48"
This is another in my ongoing series of "shaped paintings". This is one of nineteen paintings in this series that will be exhibited at the Vue at Lake Eola, Orlando.