Under The Knife: Steampunk, Flora, And Doorstops

Under The Knife: Steampunk, Flora, And Doorstops
As much as I've enjoyed sculpture over the years, I find myself revisiting something that at one time, made me cringe.   Ok, I lied, it still does, but let me explain. Florals.   Florals.   Victorian Florals . You know, that stuff that's all over Victorian Era "Finery"?          It wasn't until I started doing wrought iron and collected various examples that I began to allow myself to like, well, floral work. It started with vines, ivy, which, are still manly, right?   Of course over the years I managed to avoid doing them in leatherwork. I managed for (Demon Spawn Sellout Name from Hell incoming ) Tandy and The Leather Factory as a career, taught leatherwork and was quite good at it, according to critics.   Then in recent years, the steampunk thing. Slowly, the little sachet scented creepers started working themselves into things I...
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A Few Words On Inspiration

A Few Words On Inspiration
At various stages I start pulling things together for a "feel". Out there, there are many wonderful artists who have inspired us.   Inspiration is what drives us all when we make, or do something. Too much time has passed in our evolution to really, no really lay claim to something. It's been thought of, done, or even set aside for possible re-visitation by someone, somewhere before.       Everything IS our "take" on what we see, feel, and hear. The embodiment of art can take on many forms, but in general:       Art; (ärt) Noun: art; plural noun: arts; plural noun: the arts.   1. The expression or application of human creative skill and imagination, typically in a visual form such as painting or sculpture, producing works to be appreciated primarily for their beauty or emotional power. "the art of the Renaissance" Synonyms: fine art, artwork...
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Bronze You Say?

Bronze You Say?
Bronzes, for me invoke a connection to the past. A lifetime of study in the arts found me frequently returning to those pages in books and museums where the "good stuff" was: Viking, Celtic, Anglo Saxon and even Native American metalwork. I'm tribally Germanic to begin with, so I'm just settling for the belief that ancestrally I'm being beckoned backward to revisit those paths. It's also been the primary focus of my efforts for the last few years. Finally coming to pass this year in 2014 is my "allforge" - Not one, but 3 furnaces dedicated to Norse Gods and fueled by visions of a small boy knowing that in order to move forward, you must explore, before. I can't say much at the moment, but look back here soon and my reasons for secrecy to the very last will become quite clear. 2014 and 2015 are going to be...
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