The winter slipped by with a flurry of activity in the studio creating a series of large (and heavy!) ornate bronze swimming pool ladders and step rails for the California design company I am working with and their mysterious European clients. At the same time we were working on a new Black Tipped Reef Shark that has just been completed and is now on display out at the Shell Aero Centre at the Victoria International Airport. I am very excited about this sculpture as it has a large presence (5 ½ feet long) and conveys a real sense of gracefulness as the shark glides over the coral head.
The Giant Octopus coffee table created last fall has been a big hit and we are currently fabricating Editions, 2, 3 4 and 5, three of which are going to a client in London UK this summer. There are a lot of tentacles around the studio these days.
With a new summer season coming we have reinvigorated the sculpture displays at the Shell Aero Centre at the Victoria International Airport as well as the display pieces at Nimmo Bay Wilderness Resort.
New projects coming up this summer include a custom designed garden fountain, a new version of “Board Dog” (English Bull Dog on a skate board), a small fox sculpture, a small version of the reef shark, a cast Narwhal Tusk mounted on a rock base and yet another octopus pose and coffee table design.
All of my foundry work is now undertaken at South Island Bronze Works in central Saanich under the skilful eye of fellow sculptor Nathan Scott. This has allowed me to increase my annual capacity and shorten turn around times for custom commissions.
Once again I will be participating in the Saanich Peninsula Spring Studio Tour (June 7 and 8th) and hope to be able to submit entries to both the Sooke and Sidney Fine Art Shows this summer and fall.
Thanks for your interest and support and please check back soon as I plan to post more frequent updates over the coming months.