Wrapped with a festive bow, the little palm-size bronzes make a wonderful holiday gift. Only 100 of each will ever be cast - which is actually a rather large number in the world of bronzes but since I rarely work small scale I want to be sure there is enough of the solid bronze little sculptures to go around. I have 2 "Wee Bunnies" one "Frog" and 2 "Little Birds" fresh from the foundry. Purchase on my website (I will deliver them myself if you life around here).
I didn't realize quite what I started when I began the series of palm-size solid bronze critters. The beginning-of-the-year time for reflection mini-sculpture project has developed into a fun way for more people to have a bit of my spirited and spiritual Montana mountain life in their home. Tying each bow, writing each little note is done with love and a smile while feeling the joy and support from my collectors throughout the year.
King Midas is known in Greek mythology for his "golden touch." Last year I was commissioned to paint a skull gold for a small reliquary sculpture and then asked to use gold for the reliquary to hold the golden skull. Honestly I was a bit frightened of the power of so much gold in a small sculpture. But of course I commission-to-please so; gold happened. I loved it. I have more exploring with gold to do but meanwhile here is the latest venture (not a commission):
The first few weeks of the past two years I have created a small collectable sculpture for the year. The critters are cast in solid bronze - making them heftier than they look in photos but I love the way they feel in the palm of my hand. First "Wee Bunny" was created, followed by "Little Bird" (you and see them here) Now....for 2015...
Immediately after I finished carving the new mini-reliquaries I cleaned the studio. The photo was taken before I left for Texas to visit TD Kelsey last month. Cleaning and clearing is an important step between stages in a project. The last weeks have been a fury of creativity – too focused to share. Starting a whole new series is as engaging as the intimate journey with a new lover. Precious. Scary. Exciting.
I have been sequestered daily with the new work (for many weeks now) and am just beginning to be at a place where I can begin to share…