My winter was particularly busy this year as I was commissioned to create a number of unique specialty items for a client furnishing a large villa in Russia. These creations included a large ornate chandelier weighing close to 180 pounds, a staghorn coral dining room table, a series of wall sconce lamps and vanity sinks in the form of giant clam shells, an elaborate bronze towel rack and custom door hardware. A total of 73 bronze pieces, small and large, were made over the past four months.
With the Villa Project now complete I am refocusing on projects like the giant octopus table that were started last fall and a new coffee table with sea turtles mounted on a beautiful piece of weathered driftwood. I am also working on a series of new projects including a small Grizzly Bear, Muskox and Walrus sculptures with plans to create a life-sized Blue Shark sculpture over the summer months. I have just completed a life-sized sculpture of a cougar that will be cast in bronze during April.
Once again the studio will be part of this year’s Saanich Peninsula Studio Tour on June 8 and 9. If you are in the area drop by during the tour and take a look at the new projects underway as well as my collection of completed bronzes in the garden gallery. Selected pieces will also on display throughout the year at Haro’s Restaurant in the Pier Hotel in Sidney and at the Shell Aero Centre reception area at the Victoria International Airport.
This photograph shows my new cougar sculpture under construction in clay.