The Shops at Harper’s Point
11364 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH 45249
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The shape of the piece of limestone that I came across dictated the overall, angular thrust of the guitarist in this sculpture. I composed the smaller shapes to harmonize with the upward and forward moving shape of the original stone. I used pigmented wax to emphasize the dark grooves of tool marks and the inner recesses of the sculpture. The tool marks add to the sculpture's vibrational energy.
Indiana Limestone with pigmented wax.
15 x 12 x 4 inches.
This sculpture is a bronze portrait of jazz sax/flute/bass-clarinet player, Eric Dolphy, who was called saintly by his peers. A gentle soul who died at the age of thirty-six due to illness, his music was adventurous, soaring, and intense. In this portrait, I use the elongated neck and upward tilt of his head to convey the disembodied, mystical, spiritual feeling that one can attain while playing music. But this piece also addresses the attainment of spirituality, and a closeness to god, in general.
Bronze, edition of 12.
19 x 14 x 10 inches
I set out to make a bronze saxophonist sculpture as close to an egg shape as possible. It seemed a nice challenge. The result, “THE MATING CALL” or “SAXOPHONE BUDDHA” reminds me of an air-filled, bloated, spring frog singing for a mate. Others say he looks like Buddha. Hence, two titles, since both the carnal and the spiritual are wrapped up in one sculpture. All from an egg shape; who would have thought? Maybe something about an egg holding a life spirit asserted itself.
Bronze, edition of 12. Also available in cast stone ed. of 30 (ONLY ONE LEFT IN THIS EDITION!).
10 x 7 x 8 inches.