While many of my in progress pieces have already been put on reserve by enthusiastic collectors, please do let me know if any sing to you. I can easily add you to the wait list for particular sculptures and when they are complete, if they become available, I will let you know.
Specifically regarding the Garden Party Series, early collectors are waiting until all the pieces are fired and finished to make their final selections and groupings, so they can see how the finished works relate to each other. There may well be a few of the little critters available for you to select from. And if not in this grouping, more are coming...
To be added to the wait list, please contact me here and also indicate which sculptures you may be interested in following updates on: Sculpture Wait List
"The Strangest Dream: Dealings with Demons 1"
Colin and I are thrilled to be part of the upcoming @beautifulbizarremagazine curated exhibition, “Lucid Dreaming,” at the Copro Gallery in LA this April. This collaborative sculpture is, in a way, a love note to all the creatives out there who face and overcome inner demons all the time to bring their amazing visions into being. Here are a few lines about the piece. The Strangest Dream (Dealings with Demons 1) Last night I had the strangest dream Somewhere betwixt awake and slumber I skipped along a sun-strewn path Bordered with blooms in wondrous number. Then a shadow clouded the day I looked around, still feeling jaunty Surprised, I then saw what it was My inner demons, here to taunt me. “You’re not for real!” I cried at first They jeered and scoffed with menacing smirks “Deny at will,” they cawed aloud, “You hear us fine-we know your quirks.” Circling me, their heckling grew wild “You’re not good enough!” they squealed with glee It did not help, ignoring them Their words were starting to get to me. I tried fighting, they got stronger “You’ll not make it - a failure, a fraud!” I couldn't escape this loathsome gang My mind knew it true, this path well trod. But then I turned to laugh at them Stymied, they stopped to gape at me I saw the folly that they are And in that moment, I was free. Love to you all - keep creating! To receive the Collector’s Preview, please email Gallery Director, Gary Pressman at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stage: drying Status: Reserved for Copro Gallery
Sculpted Pedestal for Ktisis: Muse of Creativity original clay bust
We created this sculpted pedestal for our Ktisis original clay bust to complement the "Kokéta: Flirtation of the Muse" sculpture shown on the right in the rudimentary Photoshop mock-up below. When complete, the two sculptures will flank this wine room door in southern New Mexico. You can see a short video below of me working on refining the planes of the pedestal. Stage: in the kiln Status: sold
Breaking Past Dialogue
This 3/4 life-sized sculpture is one I've wanted to do for years. Stage: Sculpting complete, in the kiln! Status: on hold for EVOKE Contemporary
Wolf and Hyleena
The latest members of The Garden Party - meet Wolf and Hyleena, WIP. These two lovelies are deeply engaged in discussion and each other's company. They are fortunate to be joining the collection of a fantastic world builder - see a bit of Charron and info on the Beastmen on World Anvil here: https://www.worldanvil.com/w/charron-mutterwolf/a/beastmen-article. Water-based clay, "whimsically desk-sized", soon to be fired and completed.
Wolf and Hyleena: water-based clay, unique Stage: sculpting complete, fired, awaiting finish Status: Sold
Follow Your Passion (Brahminy Kite)
When this sculpture is complete, a Brahminy Kite will be perched on the young woman's right hand (you can see the talons where the bird will be attached post firing). The Brahminy Kite is a stunning bird, often associated with Garuda, a powerful Hindu protector being with the power to fly anywhere. The word Garuda has its origins in the verb "gri" - to speak.
Her right hand is in the "Palli Mudra" - a hand symbol that represents listening to your inner voice and having confidence in yourself. This sculpture is about following your passion in life.
The Brahminy Kite: water-based clay, 3/4 life-sized Stage: sculpting complete, in the kiln! Status: on hold for EVOKE Contemporary
Awaken the Night
As First Prize winners of Beautiful Bizarre's Yasha Young Projects Sculpture Award, we were invited to create a piece for their "Midnight Garden" show opening October 24 at Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco. "Awaken the Night" will be joining works from other finalists and winners. Click here to see a video about the making of "Awaken the Night."
Awaken the Night: water-based clay and caseins, unique Stage: complete Status: Sold, through Modern Eden Gallery in San Francisco
Unboxing (or "unkilning") Tiger Man
Tiger Man: life-sized water based clay, 34"x 18"x 18" Stage: complete Status: Sold I sculpted the figure and Colin added the surface motifs. Inspired by heraldic imagery and paintings on the ceiling of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, the designs start at Tiger Man's upper back with a face of a tiger. Various animals of prey, including boar, nilgai, antelope, ibis and other birds move in free flowing designs away from the tiger, spiraling over his upper arms and lower back.
The Garden Party
The Garden Party is a new grouping of "desk-sized" humanimals, created to be placed in interactive poses with one another. I imagine them in a garden on a warm summer day, chatting and enjoying each other's company, just before tea time.
Boaris and Leo Stage: Completed Status: Sold Boaris and Leo are a pair enjoying a day in the park. Boaris reads his favorite story from "Savanna Tales: Boaris and Leo's Awesome Adventure" while Leo listens and idly draws in the sand.
Cape Buffalo Raconteur - water-based clay, 9.5"x 8"x 9.5" Stage: Completed Status: Sold "Amusing the ladies" with his tales of derring-do
Tapir Girl - water-based clay, 6"x 18"x 9" Stage: Completed Status: Sold Languidly lounging as she listens to Cape Buffalo Man's stories
Barasingha Lady - water-based clay, 11"x 6"x 7" Stage: Completed Status: Sold Barasingha Lady mirrors Cape Buffalo Man's pose as she interacts intently with him.
Tiger Boy - water-based clay, 9"x 8"x 8" Stage: dry, awaiting firing Status: Available Tiger Boy watches on, perhaps not entirely amused that Cape Buffalo Man is getting all the attention, or maybe he's just rapt with interest in the story (surely, it's not that he's hungry... ;)
The Lady Valkyrie - Water-based clay, 18"x 7"x 9" Stage: fired, in finishing process Status: Sold The Lady Valkyrie flies freely as she carries her own wings with her. Her headdress is based on one of our Lady Amherst Pheasants, SweetPea. You can see the clay support just near her right leg. This will help to stabilize her weight through the drying and firing processes.
And on the other side of the studio...
Colin is currently enlarging his "Wind in the Waves" sculpture. The first sculpture in the edition will be installed in a stunning and perfect setting - Sula will be dancing in a custom water feature with the backdrop of mountains in Southern New Mexico. Stage: sculpting near completion, next step is making the mold Status: available for pre-cast pricing, contact us for more images