Work continues. Found the horny toad.
Monday, December 10, 2012
Friday, December 7, 2012
I used to deliver my sculptures with my '78 Datsun. What a powerhouse. If it was summertime I had to run the heater full blast to keep the engine cool. Here, I'm picking up "Dreamer" from Renaissance Bronze foundry in Pueblo Colorado. This is the early '90s.
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
Friday, November 30, 2012
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
I just got new Silicon Rubber molds completed for the small bronze Hornytoad. My old mold made back in 1998 deteriorated and was unusable. Just poured 13 waxes that are ready to go to the foundry.
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Thursday, November 8, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
Thursday, October 18, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Friday, September 28, 2012
My optical drive likes the last DVD I burned so much that it won't give it up. It took awhile to figure out that the drive had died. So today I'm a techie.
First thing was to order a new optical drive as well as a bare hard drive docking station.
The hard drive in this iMac was fine but it was only 750 GB and I have a couple of new empty 2TB sea gates laying around, so, while I've got the thing apart I might as well put the new bigger drive in.
I downloaded a copy of Carbon Copy cloner and cloned the internal hard drive to the new seagate drive. Then I cleaned my desk.
|Ready to disassemble|
|Use suction cups to pull the front glass off|
|Off it comes|
|Good opportunity to clean the grime under the glass|
|Removing the screen exposes the guts|
|old optical drive out|
|Both new drives ready to go in|
|Almost back together|
|Success!! Back up and running|
Monday, September 17, 2012
New piece for Oklahoma Visual Arts Coalition's 12X12 fundraiser
Title: Where did the Hornytoad Go?
Materials: bronze, steel, 23 carat gold
12x12 Art Fundraiser
Date:Friday, September 28, 2012, 7 pm
50 Penn Place
1900 NW Expressway, OKC
$30 in advance
$35 at the door
Click to purchase.
Monday, September 10, 2012
The final day of mold making on "American Beauty" by the Deep in the Heart crew.
They got here on Wednesday, worked 17 hour days for 4 days, and left Sunday morning having finished a high quality silicon rubber mold of a 4 X life-size sculpture titled "American Beauty."
They loaded up the 81 separate mold sections on their trailer as well as a couple of my large sculptures that Clint will take to his gallery in Austin, Texas.
They left my studio cleaner than when they got here. ( I was very happy about that)
The next step in the "American Beauty" process is casting waxes into the mold sections. This will be done at the Deep in the Heart foundry in Bastrop, Texas (just outside of Austin)
more to come.........
|Mold making crew (+ me)|
|plaster mother mold cont....|
|building the mother mold flanges|
|mother mold pretty much finished|
|getting ready to stencil mold IDs on each section|
|beginning to stencil|
|finished with stenciling|
|Clint drilling alignment holes in mother mold|
|first mold section being removed|
|off comes the mother mold section|
|cleaning up the rubber mold sections|
|removed mold sections layed out|
|50 mold sections on the torso alone|
|matching rubber to mother molds|
|mold almost completely removed|
|Patty helped match rubber to mother mold sections|
|mold removal done, loading the trailer|
|Early Saturday evening|
|beginning to load mold|
|Gary strapping down "Paradise"|
|Beginning studio clean up|
|rolling up tarp|
|moving torso off the tarp|
|Tarp is rolled up with all the debris|
|Tarp went directly to the dumpster|
|early Sunday morning; ready to roll back to Austin|