What’s new in Studio 33 this month?
Right now I am working on three wall-mounted sculptural panels for the Wounded Warrior Center 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 May. I will update my photos here as they are completed one by one towards the middle of March.
George Washington Masonic National Memorial
I just installed twenty state masonic Grand Lodge seals in the GWMNM. I currently have six more state seals to sculpt and cast. Seals are being added to Grand Masonic Hall as each state completes it’s fundraising target to support the GWMNM. The goal is to have all 50 states plus Guam and Puerto Rico.
Fort Ethan Allen
After five years of work, the dedication is scheduled for March to open the Fort Ethan Allen visitors center in Arlington, VA. I created in clay the model of Fort Ethan Allen, one of the civil war era forts that guarded Washington DC. My model was cast in bronze in Kansas at Degginger Foundry, one of the premier foundries in the United States. It 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. The road leading to the fort became known as present-day “Military Road.” The new visitor’s center is located at the original site of the fort, at the intersection of Military Road and North Glebe Road. It features many information panels, a reconstructed section of the fort including a cannon, and it’s center piece, this bronze model!
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!