Finding Inspiration from Other Artists

I enjoy meeting new artists and seeing (new to me) work. A friend of mine with excellent aesthetic¬†sensibilities¬†introduced me to the work of sculptor Judy Fox.¬† Mesmerized? Haunted? Blown away? Spent hours listening to her lecture on Youtube? Oh yeah. Much of her work features children in poses that envoke iconic images from around the…

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Portraiture as Art

On July 3, 2006 I went to the National Portrait Gallery with Erik. They were celebrating a re-opening after a long renovation and it was the opening of the big portrait competition, which I entered this year. I did a portrait of Asha in only two weeks. It was very intense. I even made a…

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Geneologies

I like to think of the apprenticeship model in terms of geneology. My first mentor in sculpture was Anthony Frudakis, son of Evangelos Frudakis, who studied with Paul Manship (of Prometheus at Rockafeller Center sculpture fame), who also employed one of my favorite sculptors, Gaston Lachaise, in his studio. Manship studied with George Bridgman,whose books…

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