Glyphosate #7 (working title) kinetic sculpture - adding some details

In order to help the large abstract shapes read as botanical or floral shapes I have added some smaller botanical shapes and vines. I think they help. 

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hopefully this flower is abstracted enough but not too much. 

 

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Here is another  

“score” #26 adding some icing


My favorite part of a cake is the icing and my favorite part of this sculpture is the part I am just getting to - the icing. The little pieces, that create the quiet moments. The little nuances that add the extra flavor and detail that will hopefully make it sing. The pieces that will visually depict those tiny, fragile notes that are unique to the violin.

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peace pigeon #20

Last fall I started a project - an experiment with new materials. My subject the German beak - trumpeter pigeon. He is graceful, interesting and conducive to expressing energy. Picasso drew this same pigeon and called him a the peace dove. 

 http://www.arttimesjournal.com/art/reviews/May_June_10_Ina_Cole/Pablo_Picasso_Ina_Cole.html

I can't seem to stop the project. Here is another pigeon.  

German beak trumpeter   found object   6" X 6" X 7"    View from front  

German beak trumpeter

found object

6" X 6" X 7"  

View from front  

Below are two of my drawings that inspired the project.  

German beak trumpeter pigeonwith leg muffs.    charcoal    24" X 19"  

German beak trumpeter pigeonwith leg muffs.  

charcoal  

24" X 19"  

German beak trumpeter pigeonwith leg muffs II   charcoal    24" X 19"  

German beak trumpeter pigeonwith leg muffs II 

charcoal  

24" X 19"  

New piece in the works- I am still working on the name. It will be part of my "shake shake shake" work.

9/26/2016

I started a  new sculpture.  I hope it works with my shake shake shake work.

Pedestal ✅ photos of similar pose ✅ wire✅ wire cutters✅ music ✅ 

Pedestal ✅ photos of similar pose ✅ wire✅ wire cutters✅ music ✅ 

Starting dogs left paw . 

Starting dogs left paw . 

Paws pulling up on edge of pool.  

Paws pulling up on edge of pool.  

Right paw gripping edge. 

Right paw gripping edge. 

Starting the body  

Starting the body  

Adding back right leg for support.  

Adding back right leg for support.  

A good place to stop for the day.  

A good place to stop for the day.  

I Moved the piece from my garage  to my studio at Glassell. It got a little banged up in the move. There is a lot of negative space involved in these pieces so it is important to have a clean white background behind whichever side I am working on. I have created a movable partition that I move around it as I work. 

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Yikes! So many problems to fix at this point.  (Left view) 

Yikes! So many problems to fix at this point.  (Left view) 

His tail is wagging far to his left.  (right view)

His tail is wagging far to his left.  (right view)

I worked a full day on legs and torso and I am feeling a lot better about how it is shaping up. 

I worked a full day on legs and torso and I am feeling a lot better about how it is shaping up. 

I will address the head in a deprecate post.