What’s new in Studio 33 this month? Right now, I am working on three wall-mounted sculptural panels for the Wounded Warrior Center at Walter Reed, located in Bethesda, Maryland. It’s an honor to be selected for this project. The three sculptures I am creating feature a stainless steel cut out panel with a painted birch panel behind them. The over-all theme is nature and my pieces are called “Pebbles,” “Blowing Wind” and “Moon on the Water.” The sculptures will be installed in late May.
Stainless Steel Waves! I am also finishing a commission piece for a local home featuring crashing stainless steel waves 8 feet wide (below.) Also see more metalwork under my “Projects” page.
Fort Ethan Allen: After five years of work, I recently attended the dedication of the Fort Ethan Allen visitors center in Arlington, VA. I created a model of Fort Ethan Allen, one of the civil war era forts that guarded Washington DC. The bronze fort model is mounted on a large, thick granite base, which evokes the heavy terrain around the fort. This fort primarily guarded Chain Bridge, the access to Georgetown. For those reading this who drive around DC, the road leading to the fort became known as present-day “Military Road,” which is still used today. At the dedication I gave the bronze-painted foundry pattern to Homer Knudson who had been the driving force behind the project for nearly a decade. Click the photo below to see the detail.
There were many folks in period costume. The soldier tour-guide below is explaining the fort details as they related to current landscape surrounding the exhibit site
Sea-themed Chandelier: I spent many late nights recently creating this Sea-themed chandelier out of stainless steel. The chandelier features eight stainless steel octopi
along with starfish, minnows, and eight hammered steel candle reflectors -each one a unique shape. Color is added to some of the steel with heat-applied metal waxes. It is adorned with a string of 300 moonstone beads held in an undulating wave pattern. It is currently being exhibited with Sheep Jones’ paintings “Sheds and Chandeliers” in Studio7, Alexandria, VA. This fanciful sea-themed chandelier is for sale for $2800.
Commissions Accepted Do you have a project in mind? The largest artwork I have created was 1,200 feet long and the smallest, a bronze award coin, was just over two inches. So please don’t be intimidated, if you have something in mind, no matter what the size or material, stop by the studio and we’ll go over the options for your project. I create a wide range of artwork in a variety of materials and styles. Do you have something in mind that you can’t find anywhere? Then stop by studio 33, where ideas and concepts quickly become reality!
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