07/17/17

A curious bear

I found this little fellow made of some kind of cast resin, about 20cm tall, with half an Oxfam sticker on the bottom of his foot, in a flea market here in Bangkok.

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His clothing seems to have been cast from real fabric, including his jumper. The knitted jumper pattern has been used for his nose, too. There are a couple of filed-down casting lines on his jumper and hat. The vendor thought he was handmade. I can’t find a manufacturer’s trademark or a signature, nor can I decipher the writing on the book — I think it’s just scribble, followed by four strokes like a paw print. I’ve looked for him online but no matches turn up.

He really looks like an old-fashioned little English boy on his own version of the Grand Tour. He must have been on quite a journey, but he looks not remotely tired of travelling. As for his name, he seems happy to be called Arthur.

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02/24/17

When the World Was Begun

Group title: First Dance
Individual pieces: Morning (Lord of the Dance), Evening (The Magician), Midnight (In Times of Peril)
Bronze, edition of 12, 2017
32 cm /12.5″, 38 cm /15″ & 27 cm /10.5″ tall

(Pic from before I put colour on the birds and mask)

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02/24/17

A Raven for a Writing Desk

A Raven for a Writing Desk
Bronze, open edition, 2017
12.5 cm / 5 ” long

‘In the business of creation you could use some motivation,’
Said the grim and ancient Raven from the Night’s Plutonian shore.
‘Are you lazing, are you drowsing, are you goofing off and browsing
On the internet again? Then think on this, and nothing more:
You’ll soon be dust, and what you haven’t written ere you pass Death’s door
Will be written — Nevermore!’

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11/30/16

Crow Pleurant finished

Finished at last. I’m proud of him.  There’s been no shortage of work for a mourning bird this year. May next year be less grim.
He’s one of potentially three. I will cast the other two by order. Inquiries to [email protected]

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10/9/16

Carryin’ Crow

Got patina. I’ll be showing this piece at the Lot 19 Spring Sculpture Prize in Castlemaine (Vic, Australia) on October 15-30. It should be a great show with indoor and outdoor sculptures, and non-functional ceramics as an extra feature this year.

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