Michelle and I and some friends took a tour of the Fantiscritti marble quarry east of Carrara, Italy. We calculated a morning with good weather, as the clouds and accompanying storms can swoop in very quickly in the afternoons. We
I have another of my abstract bird sculptures on the auction block at ArtBomb tomorrow, photo above and more at the ArtBomb site. This one is carved from a variety of white marble, called venato fantastico that is quarried in the
"Behind the Curtain" is another in my exploration into the human nude underneath drapery - or in this case, behind drapery. This is a female nude from behind from shoulders to thighs that appears to have backed up into a white curtain. It is a high relief style with the attention focused on the figurative side of the sculpture. The viewer's eye is drawn to
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQUhb_yKJ8k Michelle and I deaccessioned a marble female nude sculpture in our sculpture garden. I carved the piece, titled "Enya," in 1988 for the opening of one of my exhibitions. "Enya" is carved from calacatta marble, which is quarried at Carrara,
Shiota's sculpture comprises thousands of tiny, rusty antique keys that are suspended from a complex array of red strings. They dangle above, droop down and almost consume old wooden fish boats that are mounted to appear lurching in rough seas. Thousands more keys spill out on the floor from under
Michelle and I have just returned from a wonderful vacation in Italy. We began our trip in Venice, and we took in the 2015 Venice Biennale - arguably the most prestigious fine art exhibition in the world.
Over the course of two days, we visited the Arsenale and il Giardini exhibition spaces and for the remainder of our stay, we were able to visit a few of the satellite spaces dotted around the city.
The exhibition is enormous, to put it mildly. This year, there are 136 artist's work displayed in several venues. The Arsenale venue is the former military grounds of Venice, and the lengthy main hall is eight consecutive rooms under an ancient wood beamed roof. Modern lighting has been added to this and the other buildings of
I have been writing about how much "hands-on" work must be done for an artist to claim full authorship of a sculpture (see Pt. 1 and Pt. 2). In 2006, I received a commission for a public art sculpture for the
“Lift” is an abstract form carved from a variety of Carrara white marble from the Petacchi quarry in Italy. The stone has a white background, with a lovely taupe veining. The sides are highly polished and the top surface is
Ever since I witnessed some mortuary sculpture in one of Berlin, Germany’s oldest cemeteries years ago, I have been fascinated with how stone sculptors can depict the human form seemingly revealed under drapery. I’ve experimented with this subject by carving a