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Friday, December 14, 2007

Creative Kids Museum Sculpture Finished

The Collaborative Sculpture for the Creative Kids Museum at TELUS World of Science - Calgary is now complete. Here is the first picture of it. It's not hanging up in these images. I have it placed on the concrete patio area in our back yard. One of the guests at the museum, named Elizabeth, suggested that the girl and boy are looking at a caterpillar. Elizabeth said that because the girl was made of butterflies she was wondering where she came from. I liked the idea and so added the caterpillar. Thank you Elizabeth!

This is a detail of the leaves on the boy and above is detail of the butterflies on the girl. I hope you are able to see the different textures hammered into each leaf and butterfly in these pictures.

Saturday, December 8, 2007

Artist Space and CKM scupture - The Boy

I have now welded on the textured leaves on the Creative Kids Museum's collaborative sculpture. I am putting pads on the back of the sculpture and spraying on a protective coating today.

This is the first part video of the my set up at Artist Space at the Creative Kids Museum at the TELUS World of Science, Calgary. Corinne, my wife, is narrating. Sorry, we are just filming on a little digital camera. Short videos and poor sound quality, but it does give you an idea of what I was doing at the CKM, if you didn't get a chance to visit.

I will be in on Dec 9, 10 and 11 for my final 3 days at the CKM.

It's been an incredible experience. Thank you to all that stopped by while I was there. Thank you to The Creative Kids Museum for accepting my proposal to be a short term artist-in-residence. I highly recommend the experience for other artists. I have come away having learned to work under observation, how to do workshops with small groups and have increased my comfort level talking to people of all ages. I have been inspired by the interest, curiousity and questions posed to me during my residency. Thank you again to the CKM and the incredible families that visit!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Fisherman's Dream Completed

Fisherman's Dream was a commission I completed for special clients that have been long time supporters of mine. I appreciated the opportunity to do this sculpture. It was made from sheets of 16 gauge steel, and the base was 3/16 plate.

It took approximately 200 hours to complete.