tsuki no mon ni: yurei no mori

tsuki no mon ni: yurei no mori
tsuki no mon ni: yurei no mori

Sunday, 27 December 2009

the anne mckee artist's fund auction...

... will be held at the east martello tower (near the airport) in key west, on the 23rd january. admission is $25.00 and includes hors d'oeuvres, champagne, open bar. preview is from 7pm; the auction will start at 8pm. to see more information about the auction and the fund, go to http://www.annemckeeartistsfund.org/.

Thursday, 17 December 2009

idai na sagi...

this is not exactly sculpture (forgive me), but it seems appropriate to include it here (i hope you'll agree). this is a giclee-on-canvas of a photo i took on 35mm 12 years ago at dusk with a hand-held 4 second shutter speed. i have supplemented the giclee with paint, ink, and metal-leaf(gold, brass, & copper). the original verse is written in japanese in hirigana (if you go to the video link you can hear it narrated in japanese).
this piece is for sale through the anne mckee artfund auction-- held in key west sometime in january or february (please feel free to contact me for auction details). the auction helps fund grants to local artists in a variety of media looking for support for specific projects.

Monday, 14 December 2009

tsuki no mon ni update

construction of the maquette is half done (see the photo). the miniature is made from weathered buttonwwood twigs in a plaster base. size is approximately 24" at the apex, with a 12"x 42" base. this is not correctly a "maquette" in the conventional sense of the word: the lectern, solar panel, and steel armature are not represented. what i wanted to accomplish instead was to capture the feeling of the piece-- the sense that it had grown there organically. the material is also not as dense as i intend for the full-size installation, but once more i was looking to capture a feeling.
contact with park management and sculpturekeywest goes well. i have submitted technical data about dimensions and materials so that the park management can properly plan the burn. it seems worth noting that park management have been wonderfully supportive of this entire project.