I’m the featured Dimensions artist today on the NCNS blog!

I’m a member (and webmaster) for the National Capital Network of Sculptors (NCNS) – and as well i’m one of the 28 sculptors participating in our annual Dimensions 2013 exhibition.  The NCNS is our local, artist-run group promoting sculptural arts here in Ottawa, Ontario.

All this week, we’ve been featuring many of the artists participating in our annual Dimensions sculpture exhibition and sale.

You can view my Dimensions artist profile here: http://wp.me/p2cS6H-dZ

To view all of the Dimensions artist profiles click here:  http://sculptureottawa.ca/?s=artist+profiles

The Youtube video above is from the fabulous Liana Voia, who has been documenting the works of local Ottawa artists for several years. Check out Liana’s website to see more http://hypnosisyoga.wordpress.com/ or her Youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCd315lkNlFFgOfeJxKwu4Vg

Introducing the Stone Goddess Under Moonlight

A quick video (thanks again to Liana!) of the sculpture in my latest exhibition (Best of the National Capital Network of Sculptors, closed 2/23/13) at the City of Ottawa Central Archives: “Stone Goddess Under Moonlight”.

She’s the second sculpture in the Elemental Goddess series and represents earth (as well as being my favourite of the three sculptures I’ve made so far)…

Cool video on goddesses in prehistoric art

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The first 3.5 minutes or so of this video show some really fabulous ancient goddess sculptures…

UPDATE:  I  had to remove the video as it kept auto-launching (how annoying!).  If you’d like see it, either click the picture above or HERE.   (video starts with a short ad.)

Idea for a new goddess sculpture

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Working on designing another (4th) goddess sculpture… I drew this on my new Wacom Bamboo drawing tablet which is SO MUCH FUN!! Not sure that I’m in love with this colour combo but it’s a happy start. I still need to design the base and a topper but so far, so good. I think by the time it’s done it should be around 8-10″ high.

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I was only sketching on paper before which was a pain since i kept changing my mind and then had to start all over again from scratch each time the idea changed… not to mention the random bits of drawn on paper trailing around the house. Digital design is definitely the way to go!

I made this clay prototype first to work out the basic size and shapes.  It’s been travelling around the house with me and has been reworked about four or five times.

Now to work on refining the colour scheme.  Next will be picking out the glass colours, checking for compatibility and then making some actual test pieces in glass – that’s the fun part!

I’ve also updated this blog’s template… what do you think?