This is a picture of my entry into the 2012 Kingsbrae Garden Sculpture Competition in St Andrews New Brunswick. The sculpture garden show opens on June 14.
Toadstool was inspired by my love of the spring and the fall seasons. The spring chorus of frogs and the arrival of fall mushrooms are touchstones for me and I wanted to celebrate these events in a sculpture. I also wanted to create something that was fun, a little whimsical and magical, and perhaps able to bring a smile to a garden visitor.
The sculpture was done as an Edition of 3. The bronze sculpture weighs approximately 280 pounds.
Saanich Peninsula Studio Tour
The Spring Tour is on Saturday and Sunday June 9th and 10th. My studio will be open from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm each day. Come for cookies and a beverage and see the latest projects as works in progress: Grizzly Bear – New Coffee Tables – New Octopus Table – “Boarddog” (Bulldog skateboarder) and a large White Sturgeon Sculpture that will be going into the Shaw Ocean Marine Centre in Sidney this summer. There will also be a large collection of completed bronzes on display.