The human chain - pentaptych

 

“Six members of a single family — four adults and two young boys — and four other swimmers had been swept away by powerful and deceptive rip currents churning below the water’s surface. “ - Washington Post

There were not any lifeguards on duty, or rescue vehicles on the beach someone yelled, “let’s build a human chain”.   

A poetic act, my interpretation.  

10/4-10/5 2017  

The human chain V - I left to right   pentaptych

The human chain V - I left to right  

pentaptych

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The human chain I  

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Human chain II

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I and II 

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human chain III 

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I, II and III  

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IV  

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I -IV  

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V  

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View from the right I-V 

View from the left.  V-I 

View from the left.  V-I 

  

New Sculpture post #1

 

 

Day 1 of welding 10/10/2017 

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The right foot 

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Both feet - the figures weight will be planted firmly on the right foot. The left foot is turned out and slightly behind the right foot. The left toe rest on the ground with the heel lifted. 

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Attached two legs + a waiste. The left knee is bent. 

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The right foot and pant leg. The pant leg starts to fold around shoe.  The pant folds will be rhythmic and flow into the energy created by the music. 

Below are drawings I made over the summer studying the energy of creating music.  

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Broken #17

10/5/2017

One last tweak of the title.

I think this fits the piece for all occasions. 

“Broken”

The tone is set at the top. Negligent leadership turns a blind eye to the suffering of its most vulnerable. 

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Broken  

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The tone is set at the top.

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Negligent leadership turns a blind eye

Negligent leadership turns a blind eye

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to the suffering of its most vulnerable. 

Tweak- tweak - tweak from the title to the toes- “the tone is set at the top” - Greece in crisis” Post #16

10/4

I have tweaked the title, and it still needs tweaking.

 

 I am trying this on for Size- 

“The tone is set at the top” -

Negligent leadership turns a blind eye to the suffering of its most vulnerable citizens -

 

 

 

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I took the sledge hammer to the edge of the cup.  

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This may be my favorite view. 

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 “The tone is set at the top” - Negligent leadership turns a blind eye to the suffering of its most vulnerable citizens. 

 

Reinforced concrete,  organic plant material, welded wire and wire cloth.  

Changing title- ΟΧΙ ΚΑΡΤΕΣ- no cards #13

This will take time to come up with the right title.

 

As I work on the piece, I am constantly thinking about the social situation that it is depicting. I am constantly questioning, and asking myself: What is the most important message it can convey? What is simplest way to communicate the message? What should the title be? 

As I near completion of the piece, I have decide that the most important lesson that we can learn from Athens is that the tone is set at the top. When a civilization's leadership is corrupt, then its people will follow suit. I am renaming this piece:

”the tone is set at the top - Greece in crisis 2017” 

 

Working on the piece I often consider how influential Greece was in ancient times and how if it can happen to Greece...........it can happen to any civilization. 

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Still thinking  

Arts Brookfield exhibition

 @arts Brookfield "Known and Unknown"Opening receptionThursday11-1:00Two Allen Center 2nd floor#abstractart #abstractsculpture#labradorretriever #labrador #artexhibition #houstonartist #texaartist #houstonexhibitin #cindeeklementart

 

 

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 "THAT BALL IS NOT GOING TO THROW IT'S SELF"

39" X 33" X 56"

and 

"Fetch" 50" X 60" 

 

 

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Concert master

Last spring I experimented with an image inspired by a photograph of my cousin Andrew Irvin. Andrew is the concert Master for the Arkansas Symphony. This fall I am starting a life size sculpture from the drawing. Actually they are monotypes. I will redrew them so that the violinist will not be a lefty.  

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The left handed concert master I

Water color  monotype  

30" X 22"  

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The left handed concert master II 

30" X 22"  

water color monotype 

 

Presently the sculpture I am planning will be out of white concrete, rebar and wire holding pieces of this found object violin. The first step is to paint the violin white. 

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Painting the violin  

 

 

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Painting in process.  

Fall exhibitions

Coming Fall exhibitions

Nos Caves Vin, solo exhibition

September 7th - November 30th

by appointment only.  

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Arts Brookfield - Two Allen Center,

"known and under known",

September 18th - November 17th

reception Thursday, September 28th 11:00-1:00

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Williams Tower Gallery, 

BLOCK XVIII group exhibition

September 20th - October 13th

Reception September 26,

6:00-8:30 pm

 

from left -  CONDENSATION AND CRANES 60" X 50" charcoal, ink, and pastel 2015    DANCE OF THE CRANES 50" X 77" collage, ink, charcoal, and pastel 2015    THE ROAD TRIPTYCH-  77" X 38.5" lenticular print 

from left - 

CONDENSATION AND CRANES

60" X 50" charcoal, ink, and pastel 2015

 

 DANCE OF THE CRANES

50" X 77" collage, ink, charcoal, and pastel 2015

 

 THE ROAD TRIPTYCH-

 77" X 38.5" lenticular print 

Art Car Museum,

The Art Cycle Project,

September - November


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 JANUARY 21, 2017

wire cloth, plaster and LED spot light

50" X 27" X 16"


ΟΧΙ ΚΑΡΤΕΣ - post #7

Today I poured and applied 30 lbs. of concrete to the figures left hip and shoulder. I also added recycled wire cloth to the owls wings and eyes. 

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In my humidifying box. 

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The Owl is sitting heavily on the back of the figure. See newly added recycled wire cloth around his eyes. 

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Owl eyes and horns 

Owl chest and profile of his face. 

Owl chest and profile of his face. 

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The head and shoulders of the front of the figure and the owl's chest. The body is stuffed temporarily with newspaper.  

This application of concrete will hydrate for 5 days.  

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Detail of wing texture  

tail feathers and wing detail 

tail feathers and wing detail