We will all be leaping for joy when the oil addiction subsides. This is a human shaped stick mounted on an old oil can. I am sure the trees won’t mind less pollution.
Looking at it now maybe the oil can should be painted like a soccer ball. It could be titled “Goal”!
These two sticks seemed to have been made (grown) for each other. They have been together for a few years now and are happy to be included in this attempt to keep track of my artwork.
WordPress is amazing! The last thing someone like me wants to do is write. WordPress and this awesome community helps make it possible to enjoy this dreaded process of record keeping. It is important to keep track and share things. Doing this blog should help those areas and improve digital skills too.
As more images are added there will different pages and categories of the kinds of work, shows, galleries etc. This will take time and some help from those collectors and patrons who are willing to send pictures of pieces I may have lost track of or have no images of. Anyway here is the latest addition to this compilation.
The owner of this piece named the twisted subject Emore. He was found hiding in a fallen sycamore tree. Mounted on framed weathered copper this piece is called Sick Emore.
Finding human shapes in trees and sticks helps one to view the environment in a different way. It is harder than you might think.
Sometimes there are extra branches and you can choose posture and expression depending on which ones you keep or cut. Most of the time they are almost workable but not quite right.
There are many works of mine like this and hopefully over time all of them will be recorded here in this blog.
There are a few of these picture frames around. This one is an early one. At first I was being even more minimal and not rounding heads or sanding much. The “naked” dancing stickman in the picture frame is 7-8 feet tall and an early piece as well. He was not bashful and got lots of interesting and diverse comments wherever he danced.
This picture frame holds two photos and hangs from the wall. They are early pieces as well. Sticks are found, sized, matched, positioned and pinned with doweling and glue. Then the photo is trimmed to fit and a backing (usually a cereal box) is cut to match. Black silicone glues it in place.
Have there been any dancing stick couples in this blog yet? There are many of these out there. More than I remember. That is one of the many reasons for the photos and this blog. So today’s blog blurt/post is this stick couple dancing. It’s two sticks, matched, sized and shaped, then positioned and pined with wood dowels and glue.
This piece probably has less impact when gas prices are falling! It did sell quickly back when oil prices were hitting record highs. Either way we do need to get a grip on it because it’s got a grip on us.
No wire in this piece! My good friends thought this driftwood was cool and saved it for me. All it really needed was a cut to remove a little from what became the back (to form a flat plane) so it could be mounted on a wall.