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Artists Journal

The Niagara Pumphouse Artcenter

my sculpture "Water" will be entered for a 50/50 auction. Maybe? It is to be juried first.
As I was writing my artists statement I started thinking of the piece I am working on now. Solitude 3 - . For it I am using a drawing of Ed, one of our best live drawing models. The pose reflects what is happening in our world right now.

Elora Sculpture Project

So many cancelations, art shows, exhibitions, competitions, they are not happening this year. With the Elora Sculpture Project placed outdoors it went ahead anyway, so many great works to be seen.
I am happy with this years entry, Athena.

Elora Sculpture Project

This year my sculpture is to be displayed in Fergus along the river. Love the location, I was there twice, right behind the new library.
It will be a busy year, I am participating in the Eden Mill Festival show as well as the Elora Fergus Studio Tour.
In June some of my art will be displayed at the Fergus library.


Small scale experiments, trying to reduce the form, accent the lines and movements.
The Sculpture Group is back in session, after the Summer break i should do the same.Still mourn for my Grandmother, this has taken much from me.
Can a line, curve, movement say as much as a detailed portrait?

Grandmothers - Ode of Joy- becomes Ode of sorrow

It was one of my favourites, I did love this work. Making it, working with the model gave me such pleasure, I will try to remember that.
There is no conceivable reason for someone to do such mischief.

Grandmother's - damaged in Elora

She is back up again! Getting an e-mail that my sculpture was damaged was a shock to me. David Cross had to take the whole thing down, even the stand was affected, the iron rod on the inside broken, someone must have used a lot of force.
So glad the bust was still O.K., some hairline cracks, but I was able to make a new wrap and put it together again.

Grandmothers - Ode of Joy

Last Sunday we walked around Fergus and Elora to see all the new sculptures on display this year. Mine was placed in front of the drugstore in Elora. We had a sunny day this time, nice work.

2019 - ?

This past week I entered 2 juried shows, The Elora Sculpture Project and The Ontario Artist Society's call for work. The sculptures entered for Elora are not ready, I intend to finish the one I call "Grandmothers" and enlarge a small seated figure. For The Artist Society I submitted "Hans" and "Water".
On Friday I went with Marlene to an Opening in Kitchener. It was at an Artist-Run Gallery called the art district gallery. Lots of people, a nice show.

My new sculpture "Water"

On Sunday, May 6/18, we, that is the sponsors and originators of the "Elora Sculpture Project" gathered with this years artists at The Lost and Found Cafe in Elora to celebrate one more year of the successful project. Luckily it was a warm spring day for the walking tour around town. It started out with a bus trip to Fergus, 5 of the sculptures are on display there.
"Water" is right along the river behind the new library.

Elora Sculpture Project

Again the installation date for The Elora Sculpture Project approaches. My new piece is in production, parts of it are drying, the hands still have to be done. Gord Hares is making molds of Mercede's hands for me, she was the model for my sculpture.
Also made 2 small pieces of her, we all like her as a model.
Ann from Headwaters gave me some clay she uses for wood firing, she fired a test sample, it turns a beautiful bisque color. Plan to make an abstract piece with that clay and have her fire it.