Winter Sphinx stands about 24" tall, sculpted in Premier air-dry clay with washi paper and wood.
This lucky creature had the honor of appearing at the Krab Jab Studio (Seattle, WA) in artist Allen Williams' wonderful show, "Summoned." The show has a closing reception Oct. 31, 2014, 6-9 pm.
About 15" tall, in Kato Polyclay, with garnets and wood. I'm thinking of doing a limited edition of this one...
Underway in Kato Polyclay
Friends, I'm posting this image (already in the "Liturgical Work" gallery at left) for a certain visitor this morning. This sculpture -- about four feet tall and 300 pounds of plasticine -- was created while working with the Rohn liturgical arts company of Pittsburgh, more than twenty years ago. It represents the Blessed Mother Pauline. She's standing with a blind child, one of those for whom this German nun was advocate and protector. I was fortunate not only to create this piece but to travel to Rome with some hundred and eighty Sisters for the beatification ceremonies. Truly a rare adventure; many a tale connected there, to be sure.
I must run about headless chicken-wise now, but I will share a rather charming coincidence later, perhaps this evening.
Sculpture by Mabel “Mabs” Gardner (my paternal great aunt). She was a fiery soul, a gentle sculptor, and a genuine expatriate in Paris after WWI. She went to France with the Red Cross during that war, and by WWII, was living in her studio in Paris.