Sheltered

(work in progress) I have been fascinated by the image of the sheltering hands, and the different circumstances and postures which we bring to our position in those hands.  From the figure huddled in a heap, to the child asleep without a care, to the one with the courage and hope to be able to […]

He Sees the Sparrow

terracotta clay, 6″ Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care. And even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. So don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows. Matthew 10:29-31 There are times when you hear […]

Time and Tide

Time and Tide

(Low-fire Terra Cotta, 9″ tall) I’ve been following the artist Andrew-Brady on deviantArt.  I appreciate the fresh, clean character of his paintings.  I ran across his piece, “Time and Tide”, and thought it would be a perfect piece to do as a sculpture. What first drew me to the painting was the sense of how […]

Authenticity

Our relationship with God, and His calling on our lives to serve Him cannot be separated from our art.  But, if we are called to be incarnational, to create things which can be seen and experienced out of the invisible nature and working of God, then how do we remain authentic in our creation and […]

Deeply Rooted

One of the practices which I have developed is carrying my sketchbook wherever I go, as a way to reflect on and respond to things I hear. One of my favorite times is during the Sunday morning worship time. I did this sketch in response to a series of messages our pastor brought, entitled “Deeply Rooted”.

Les Misérables

This was a series of drawings as one of the local High Schools was putting on the musical Les Misérables.  Martin, who sets up the Life Drawing sessions, arranged for a number of the actors to come in over several weeks so we could draw them in costume.  During the musical itself, we were able […]

Work in Process…

Some people have asked me about my work process when I sculpt a figure. I took this opportunity to capture a few photos along the way as I was working on a figure sculpture, showing the various steps.

Into the Light

This sculpture is based off of a photo of one of the young artists I had the privilege to work with in Italy. When I was there in Italy for a couple of weeks visiting with the amazing group of artists who were participating in the three month Incarnate school, we had the opportunity to […]

Foreshortening

One theme you may notice here is the reclining figure, drawn close to the axis line, with a lot of foreshortening. In the “Drawing from Life” sessions that I have been in (from which many of these drawings come), we are doing mostly around 20 minute sketches of a live model.  The room is arranged […]