Monday, June 25, 2012

Thorns in Progress

Slow (hopefully steady) progress being made on carving for Frenzy into Folly, this fall's exhibit at St Paul the Apostle in NYC. I realize I haven't posted a work in progress pic since the initial roughed out blank. So above is a look at an earlier stage in the process, below is about where it is at now. The face is 80 percent finished, but there is still a lot of work to be done on the clothes and hands. Not to mention the lush steel tendrils that are supposed to be enveloping it... I'm sure that will work out somehow.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Turtle, Day I Carving

After almost a months delay I was finally back this Sunday working on the first of three animal carvings for the recently re-landscaped Labyrinth at Teaneck Creek Conservancy. An afternoon's effort got me this far on the first carving. This turtle is going to be a little more compact than the (now stolen) previous one I did for the conservancy, The shell is a bit exaggeratedly domed and the head and arms more pulled in to try and make a stronger structure for a relatively weak wood (poplar) in a pretty high traffic location. I'm experimenting with coating the piece with light coat of latex based deck sealer after each day's work to try and slow drying and ultimately leave a  protective coat on the final surface, see how it goes...

Thursday, June 7, 2012


In the interesting but probably uninformative visualization category, we have this factory second from something I'm working on at work, work. Those who know what I do might guess it's a section of a C. elegans lineage, the meaning of the dots is currently shrouded in mystery, but I enjoy the fact that they remind me of fruit...