Sources of Artistic Inspiration

That Indispensible 1 % They say art is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. That may be true, but all the perspiration in the world may count for naught without some inspiration to guide the way. As we roll up our sleeves and put in the hours, that lone percentage...

The Accidental Phoenix

It all began with a raven… Sometimes we find ourselves rising from the ashes when all we really meant to do was get a bit of a tan. So it was for my first phoenix carving and like so many other northern tales, it all begins with a Raven…   I was a couple of years...

Oh you volcano

A young sculptor in Italy… Sketching in Florence, in pencil and Rome It was early in the summer of 1978 and the last week of our Italian trip. We’d been in Florence for two weeks, Rome for two more, and were driving around Sicily. It had meant missing both the...

Reawakening the Muse

From sculptor to builder and back again... Though the creative fires have never smoldered in recent years, their primary fuel has consisted of timber, copper and code; albeit arranged with an eye to beauty and innovation. Timber and logs for building. Copper and...

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