Sunday, March 21, 2010

Neil Dawson - Creator of "Double-takes"

"Horizon", the steel sculpture from New Zealand's Neil Dawson, looks as if it's either an optical illusion, hallucination or comic book page come to life. Sitting on sculpture connoisseur Alan Gibbs' property, this imposing piece of art is nearly 50 feet tall and over 115 feet long!

Imagining what it took to fabricate and install this provocative installation boggles the mind.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Winter - 2010

This is my very latest. This snowy landscape is the first in a series of "The Seasons".

The tree image was adhered to the glass via a decal transfer. A ceramic decal, one that could withstand the enormous temperatures of the kiln, was originally burned onto a single, clear piece of glass. The glass was placed atop a stack of white & sky blue glass that created the horizon line. White frit (crushed glass) was set on top of the tree decal, as if the branches received a blanket of snow.

I was originally going to go all artsy-fartsy on it, thinking in terms of red frit flying all over the place. Didn't look right. I removed all the frit. My wife looks at it and says, "Use white." Classic.