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For the past couple of years I've been exploring the world of digital imagery as evidenced in the photo albums "Amaryllis", "Ganesha" and "Medallians". The summer show at Oeno Gallery will have the two works below on display. They are both digital prints, mounted on Dibond and sealed with acrylic, 30 x 24 inches.
This is a slide show of recent sculpture, about three years worth, set to Arvo Part's "Fur Alina".
This video is of the first sculpture in the "Sorites Series". The title "Sorites" refers to the Sorites Paradox mentioned in a lecture by Christopher di Carlo called The New Ethics , which I was listening to while working on this series.
This short video features "Constellation" another sculpture in the Sorites Series. The sculpture is fabricated with hundreds of one inch machine screws welded together with silicon bronze. The sculpture stands about 90 cm. high.
"Sorites Fetish" is approximately 90 cm. high, composed of more than 800 steel machine screws welded together with bronze. The last image in the video is of the back of the sculpture which is actually concave but appears in the round because of the way the mind interprets what it sees.
This is one of the sculptures in a series of sculptures I call "Sorites". The sculpture is approximately 90 cm. high and contructed with steel machine screws and welded together with bronze.
"Nest Flight" is my latest donation to the Mill of Kintail Birdhouse Auction to be held Saturday 18, 2009 at the Almonte Civitan Community Hall. Doors open at 7:00p.m. Tickets $15.
This sculpture features a polished bronze egg nestled in a cast bird's nest, resting in a boat constructed of 2 bronze maple leaves with a starling skull figurehead.
One of the projects I was involved in this summer was the creation of the Almonte General Hospital and Fairview Manor donor recognition system in partnership with Stephen Brathwaite. My part was the installation of my sculpture "Greenman" in the "Circle of Life Garden" designed by Kevin Cooney in front of the Almonte General Hospital. The photo album on the right describes the commission in greater detail.
Spring is here and just in time for the fourth annual Birdhouse Auction. An evening of fun and entertainment is planned for Saturday, April 26th, 2008 at the Almonte Civitan Club, featuring both live and silent auctions of birdhouses and a wide variety of garden ornaments.
In mid September of
last year, under somewhat dismal light and weather conditions, ten members of
the Photography Matters Group were put to the challenge: One-half hour to
photograph a nude model using a single camera, one lens, one roll of film (or in
the case of a digital camera, 36 frames) at a location unknown to them until the
day of the shoot. The exercise tests the ability to photograph creatively under
pressure and maintain composure under the circumstances. Not only must the
photographer be comfortable with his or her equipment, they must also be able to
make quick decisions, be able to shoot in all lighting conditions and give
directions to the model effectively to achieve the results they are hoping
For this exercise we also had photographers documenting the photographers. I was one of the documentors and you can see some of the results in my photography photo album.