Won’t You Come In?

Thought about making this guy several feet tall to put by the entrance to my booth(s) to invite people in to look at my work, but couldn’t make a sketch I liked, so just made a maquette to work out the kinks. Now that I see it, I think a large version would too easily get knocked over by the frenzied crowds … so IF I make a bigger version, I’ll build him on an integral ceramic base/pedestal and maybe beef him up a bit so he can survive thwacking backpacks.

Completed the sculpting phase of a medium sized sculpture tonight. Started assembly stage of fired Aristophanes. Three months from today I’ll be in my booth at BAM if all goes according to plan. We finished a big marketing project for our tile biz yesterday, so I’m hoping I’ll have more uninterrupted time to sculpt now. Three months will fly by!

It’s Showtime!

Just got word I’ve been juried into Art in the Pearl! It’s Portland’s biggest annual “Fine Art & Craft” show; always on Labor Day weekend.

Well, I said in January that I wanted to “up my game artistically in 2010,” so now it’s time to dig deep and sculpt as much great work as I can, to take advantage of two huge upcoming opportunities! (BAM in July and AIP in September)