House Blessings

House Blessings
Symbols, Nature and Kanji

Cement and hypertufa house blessings

Cement and hypertufa house blessings

Friday, April 15, 2011

Cement Garden Serpent

This is my first true sculpture in that I used a full armature and additives beyond cement sand and water. I was cold and could not feel my fingers as well as constipated, a lethal combination when dealing with the time restraints of a drying medium.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Hypertufa, Art and objects for the Garden

I don't know.... I had too many things curing and ignored this till it was past it's prime...although I'm still going to monkey with it, perhaps it will be a totem somewhere in the garden collecting moss and some day will look as good as my intentions.

I spent about 30 minutes carving on this and made myself pull away as I wanted it to hold a crude and primitive response.


Hypertufa, Art and objects for the Garden

these are inspirations textures

I take the feeling from these and attempt to project them while I am sculpting the hypertuffa.

 I threw a hand full of shells in the mix at the last minute, so I had no idea where I might find one while sculpting and shaping...kinda of archeological dig that made me stay present in the process and follow my "what is true now" theory in life.

Hypertufa, Art and objects for the Garden

Water element with spiraled crystal center.
added pigment, don't know how it will effect the end result.
this is where it starts.
I love the caveman vibe in this bowl..

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Hypertufa, Art and objects for the Garden

This is a flow object, without propose or direct intention, pure play.

 I did keep thinking of coral and its architectural life form.

Pissy Fish

This isn't my best efforts, but he was fun to make and his face looks like "bacon in flight".

Rustic Angel

This is one of my first Angels, and the only one I kept. I sold her siblings like day old doughnuts, but something in her simplified appearance makes her sacred to me, she is the Jesus in my tortilla.
I have tried to recapture her feeling in other pieces but have tossed them , I guess she will be my only dancing angel. UPDATE, Dancing Angel now has water front property in Ocean Shore @  Fusions Gallery, the bitch ditched me.
Here is my attempt to recreate the feeling of "The Dancing Angel"...
more like a sullen chambermaid playing catch.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Orbs and water Elements

 I so appreciate the way these age; this is a cement ball with a Gunnera leaf imprint and a hand carved Hypertufa base.

Cement can capture the smallest details, but is susceptible to cracking randomly in my observations.