Inside the Studio

 

This page is dedicated to the documenting the development of my work

The poise and intensity of its neck and head are captured through the strategic placement and melding of discarded components of metal and wood.

The sculpture has been designed to capture an elaborate and detailed posture of the bird as it prepares to alight.

The essential interplay and balance between its powerful, magnificent wings; its seemingly delicate but strong legs.

The design will follow a similar approach to my current work which uses discarded components to reflect a strong recycling theme that takes the form of the Blue Heron.

The sculpture “Ascension” captures the rendition of a bird on the verge of taking off.

The piece is created using both recycled steel and recycled wood chairs.

By combining these two mediums, the sculpture emphasizes its visual strength through the utilization of contrast between the warm wood and cold steel.

The sculpture “Sentinel” captures the rendition of an eagle on guard. The piece was mounted onto a basalt column not only to enhance the visual strength, but also to utilize the contrast between the steel and the stone.

The sculpture perches firmly on the top of the rock which enables its wings to flow beyond where the feet would be. The idea behind this was to maximize the network of shadows that are cast, which has become an integral component of the work,  and also to create a visual unison of the sculpture as a whole.

A close up of the head of “Sentinel

Here is an image of the completed “Breaching Orca” moments before it is loaded on to the shipping truck.

Breaching Orca II“, the sculpture on the left, is the very first sculpture to introduce integrated wood. The wood used was recycled chairs.

Working on “Breaching Orca“, destined for Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo, B.C, Canada

At this time I was working on 3 public works: “Breaching Orca“, Breaching Orca II and you can see “Linotype Wapiti” in the far right of the studio.

Orca was the first Water Animals sculpture created. This particular piece embraced and expanded on the negative space aspect of the work.

20th Century Man begins to take shape through the unity of the components. The “tacked together” style is a feature that is evident in my early works.

This image documents the first stage in the development of my very first metal sculpture: 20th Century Man