Great news I have been accepted into the Sculpture in The Park show August 9, and 10, 2014 in Loveland, Co.
This will be my first year for this long running sculpture show of 31 years. What a great venue this will be to exhibit all my bronze pieces as well as some new wood sculpture.
Al is getting some new pieces done for our upcoming art show summer. Currently, we are in Lake Las Vegas and he is outside working in a beautiful setting.
What a beautiful place to put the finishing touches on a few projects he has been working on.
Al’s studio this week.
This piece is carved from a beautiful piece of walnut. The bird on top is a dove, and will be painted to bring out some of the highlights.
This is also a piece of walnut, with three adorable finches carved into it.
More photos will be coming soon, when these pieces are done.
Al has a piece currently at the Sears Dixie invitational art show, in St. George, Utah. This is an invitation only art show, and the top artists in Utah exhibit every year. This year, Al entered “Weathering the storm” and won first place for sculpture.
This piece has gotten a lot of attention everywhere we have had it.
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The number one question Al gets asked when showing his work is..”How long did that take?” The answer is always the same, as long as it takes until it’s done. The number two question, especially when it come to the wood sculpture, is “How on earth did you do that??” Now that answer is a little trickier. Obviously you first have to be talented. Then a basic knowledge of sculpting, and in particular sculpting wood. Al is a 3rd generation woodworker, so that part is easy. And, he is extremely talented. He was lucky enough to be in the talent line when that was getting passed out. Not all of us were.
So as a way to show a step by step of the process on some of these pieces, we are going to start a how to series. People want to know how the work is created. Maybe out of curiosity, or they want to create something too. The first piece we are going to feature is one of the first wood sculptures Al carved an open book with leather gloves.
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