Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Harvest" 2011 21 x 24 x 6

My latest piece is about a man trying to pick a heart out of a tree. You could say he is looking for love, or something like, that but I will leave it up to your interpretations, (as I usually do).

I did a simple sketch for this back in the summer, and actually made the head in July, right before I started on the Boxcar Fair figures.

Click on the images for a better view.

The tree is fabricated out of branches I found on the banks of the Ohio River, near Cincinnati. The base is a piece of driftwood also found on the river, down near Evansville. All hearts were found at various antique shops. And I made the "picker" from a dowel and some wire I formed into the shape of a hand. I remember picking apples in my grandfather's backyard when I was a kid. We used a very similar device, though it was not in the shape of a hand.










More pieces to come..........

3 comments:

  1. I just found your blog today, and boy am I glad I did. This stuff is fantastic!

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  2. Thanks Rob. I'm glad you found it too........

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  3. I've been visiting your blog for a while now (I'd say a very long while) and never said hello... I am sorry. I should have thanked you a long time ago for everything you do. So thank you, thank you deeply.

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