The spring and summer have been busy with three new coffee table commissions. One of a new version of the Giant Octopus Table, a second custom design using a s slap of polished maple burl supported by octopus tentacles and a third featuring a school of three Chinook salmon.
My latest piece is the Crouching Octopus shown below. This piece depicts one of my favourite poses that I have observed during my diving adventures. The sculpture is approximately 16 inches high, and 18 inches in diameter around the base and weighs 65 pounds. I think the piece conveys a very strong sense of movement and it certainly was a very enjoyable piece to create. The sculpture is being done as Limited Edition of 25 and Editions 1 and 2 have been sold. Crouching Octopus is now on display at the Shell Aero Centre at the Victoria International Airport and will also be shown in Sidney Fine Art Show between October 14th and 16th.
Other new works completed this summer include a pair of Sandhill Cranes inspired by last summers’ visit down into Idaho as well as a new Tortoise, a little hedge hog, a racoon and a Raven, a pair of Sawhet Owls and a Chinook salmon mounted on a cobble base, These pieces will be featured in upcoming my winter blog update.
If you are in Victoria this month, please come out to my studio tour on October 22 and 23 Saturday and Sunday 10 to 5 each day. We will a large display of new bronzes and works in progress as well as refreshments. Other events this month include the Sidney Fine Art Show running between October 14, 15 and 16 at the Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney. If you are interested in a free pass to the show please contact me.