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HORSE BUDDHA

The horse decides one day that he is done being Mankind’s unit measure of power, his war horse, transport, and working his fields.

He thinks, “Have I not pulled enough wagons? Mankind doesn’t need me anymore, and I’m just a pet to him, like a cat or dog”.

So, He goes off to the river, finds a giant lotus flower to float upon, and, practicing austerities and Yoga, begins to cultivate his Buddha-Nature on his own.

The best start for any sculpture begins with a sketch on a coffee shop napkin. If you can get it down quickly, in the space of one cup of coffee, with a felt or ballpoint pen on fragile raggy paper, then you have a core idea which you can try to develop into something. Has to be this way: Reduce to the barest and worst  materials possible. That’s how you know you have a basic image worth continuing with.

The best start for any sculpture begins with a story… (lately this is happening to me)

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Friends

Thank you everyone for coming to the show! The day was gloriously beautiful, and to have you all here was, for me, perfect. I’m so sorry that I didn’t have time to talk more with each and every one of you, but my friends, there will be more times for that, of course. Shout out to all the kids who helped stuff balloons- I seriously couldn’t have done it without you!

Monunomena zona uno

monunomena uno

Sculpture garden, outdoor sculpture show, afternoon hang-out, the first Monunomena event takes place July 29, 2017 in Ann Arbor Michigan.

I’ve had a group of large scale sculptures, impossible to show in a gallery, that I’ve wanted to get together for a long time. At last I’m just doing it! Come over to the house on Saturday afternoon, relax in a the garden, and view the art. Zona Uno is the body of work I’ve been doing for last 5 years, plus resonate work from my oeuvre.

Destiny

The grand moments that surround and include us, we call Destiny, and the small personal insignificant things, merely “coincidence”. But it’s indeed Destiny that I should be drinking this espresso, in this shop, in this chair, in this sunshine, at this moment; and otherwise, the events of the World are only coincidental.

Updates Two Through Five

Sometimes you need to turn your brain off, and just sculpt. And so must you quit the narration and simply post photos. I’m so far behind on updates that I’m going to speed-post the rest, which is too bad, because I’m working with a new materials and techniques that are worth documenting. Oh well.

2

Applying extruded polystyrene foam to the dis-assembled plywood armature-core, Cut patterns for legs, glue up, notch interlocking, re-assemble, start carving away with a very sharp 12” kitchen knife, take outside and lightly sand – September.

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2part2

Cut sides for body n’ head, make a clever template to help fit the sides and legs joining, glue-up, reinforce legs to base by-the-way.

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3

Heads and Tails, more foam-on-ply, dis-assemble/re-assemble, clever templates used to measure foam for more filled-out the body shape, claps and glue.

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4

Carve body and face with a very sharp kitchen knife (sadly, no video), the fun part, glue up parts for a rounder butt and head.

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5

All Together Now, done carving, take outside to sand evenly – November low-angle sunlight ideal for shadows, foam-form finished.

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That was three month’s of weekends’ work, excluding Tango dancing, some trips, vacation up north, visit my old Dad, Thanksgiving, &c. I say I’m 3/4 finished now. All the surface to do next.