Sunday, May 29, 2011
Sunday, May 22, 2011
|2 more days to cure and he can leave the building.|
Saturday, May 21, 2011
|I carved exaggerated cracks and did a wash of weak black pigment to give them deapth.|
|here is the set up, my best find is the large PVC sliced to 2 inch depth to create the ring at the base, then a diagonal cut so I could spread for release. I use this for stepping stones and a plethora of projects.|
Friday, May 20, 2011
|These will season into a terracotta color.|
|I have been asked to show how to use objects in the garden, so I will attempt to show environments that elevate beauty.|
|Starfish are tricker than you would think to make by hand.|
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
The cap was made separately, building off an old concave lamp fixture with plastic wrap over the glass for easy release. layering hypertufa-mesh fencing-hypertufa again, then dip and soaking gunny sack strips in a thick solution of Portland cement and fine sand and placing on the cap leaving loose ends at the edges to give it more texture and visual interest.
Friday, May 13, 2011
|Me and the guys.|
|These "garden sentinels" have been re-homed to Fusion Gallery in Ocean Shores Washington with a |
hefty price tag!
Inspired by the Moai, (the monolithic human figures carved from rock on the Polynesian island of Easter Island between the years 1250 and 1500) artist Frank Ratte has created this stellar yard art! HEAVY reinforced concrete that was designed to invite the growth of moss...how cool! Two large heads measure approx 24" X 12" and one small head at 20" X 10". $400 and $300 respectively.
not sure if a rice hat is suitable, but I do like the idea of creating accessories to add his identity and culture.