How to Commission a Sculpture

Have you imagined commissioning a sculpture?

Let’s say your family, a church, or organization wants to commission of a work of sculpture, but you have no idea where to begin or how to proceed. Here I will describe the process that I use in my studio.

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School Shootings, Ash Wednesday, and Art

und the world. I don’t know that I have much to contribute to the conversation that hasn’t already been said, except that my heart is heavy.

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What I Gained From Stargazing

Dramatic sunsets always grab my attention, but when had I last marveled at the stars?

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What is the Point of Art?

Is it possible that making art is the main thing? What if it’s not a side job or a hobby at all, but it’s the whole point?

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November is National Novel Writing Month, or NaNoWriMo for short.

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Installing the Blessed Virgin Mary

How many people does it take to move a two-ton sculpture of the Blessed Virgin out of the studio, into a truck, sixty-five miles down the road and into a niche in a church?

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The Story of Kemp Hall and my friend, Johan, a Flemish Surrealist

Several years back, a group of artists were working in a wonderful building named Kemp Hall in Frederick, Maryland. I met my friend, Johan Lowie there.

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The Arts and Economic Development

A healthy arts community means a vibrant local economy. Support your local artists today!

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Why I Love Making Sacred Art

This is why I love making sacred art. Art is always a spiritual act, but with sacred art, people approach it seeking God. And there is that hope that the piece you made, carefully, painstakingly, lovingly with your own hands, somehow connects the viewer to something, Someone Higher.

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