After three months back home in Vermont, I am back in Berlin. I’ll be picking up where I left off, doing more with Johnen Gallerie and assisting artist Olaf Holzapfel.
Here are the final photos of my two stone sculptures I did while at home. Remember folks, this was just practice.
Also, I worked on the Julius Caesar profile portrait a little more. Here is the final photos of that piece. Thanks to my friends at the online Sculpture Community , I found out who sculpted the original. The cast was of a carving done in 15th century Florence, by Desiderio da Settignano. The depiction is of Julius Caesar, and was sculpted in 1460.
So! Those were my two first carvings that I did this past summer. More to come, in the coming years. For now, back to drawing and pastel.. Thanks so much to Jerry for taking the photos and editing them after I left home–again.
Here are photos of my new watercolor series. I haven’t figured out a name yet, but I am really satisfied with how they came out. I’ve been wanting to revisit a theme I was working on at PaFa and add too it. If there is one thing I hate, it’s throwing away ideas. I wish there was a way I could make every idea I’ve ever had… I guess that’s what life is for?
At PaFa I was making paintings of berries and looking at the way blackberry juice bleeds out to different colors. Berries are a personal symbol of nostalgia, which I blended into a feeling of elation that I imagine follows relieving a hemorrhage. To me ideas feel like a mental hemorrhage and art is a kind of release. Though berries are not depicted, the purple pallet I am using is representative of the juice. I wanted to convey a kind of excess and indulgence.
I’m not sure if this will make sense to anyone, but I hope you like the paintings!