From pieces of vintage wood, sketches are made, then I set to work, tying to uncover their personalities.
|Here, after months of carving shaping painting and finding proper bases, the busts are ready for their close up's.L-R Queen Anne, Shopgirl, White Ace 21", Indian Girl and Talking Head|
|A very rough early sketch, one of many on scraps of paper, found around my studio, A lot that I had planned on making never made it in the show...perhaps next time.|
|L-R Hipster Bat, Handeye, Bark Bark, Heart in your hand,, Meow, Play nice, Fedora hat|
|the old baseball bats were carved and painted before they went on their welded metal stands|
|Sketching on the wood, I use the lines as a guide, re drawing as I carve.|
The wood is carved and shaped
|Old photos of Indian maidens for reference|
|Window sizes considered|
|Potential bases auditioned|
|From a scary looking carving, he becomes refined once his eyes our set and he's painted. His hat is carved from bass wood. he stands aprox 21"|
From salvaged wood canvases and old photo booth photos, to paintings.
Muskie Fish is 28" x 20 Carved from Tupelo wood, bicycle reflector eyes, rusty fan blades,vintage foundry mold base.
Indian Girl and Shopgirl Carved vintage wood , glass eyes horse hair,found objects 21"
|My primitive Folk art show has a Portland twist. This 6 ft wool banner, with vintage varsity letter and ephemera seemed like a good fit!|
Stay tuned after my opening on Thursday April 30th , I'll share the rest of the show, Over 30 pieces, 3 fish, a horse, and photos of the Guardino gallery all set up