I’ve been working on this new piece for about a year now. I wish I had more time to work on my own work, but who doesn’t wish for that. The idea behind this sculpture sort of opened the flood gates and ushered in ideas for an entire series. A series of works I’m incredibly excited about.
I found this piece of wood in the Inwood NYC Hills.
I proceeded to make a mold of the wood. It’s a pretty complex mold comprised of 12 separate pieces. I enlisted the help of a very good mold maker, Jessica Fan.
Next I cast the piece in Hydrostone.
This is the work as of this morning. Still in progress but inching closer to completion.
I have a new piece now on display in a group show at Pleiades Gallery, 530 West 25th street NYC. The show remains open until February 13th.
“Four Honey Bees on Cut Lemon”. 3.5 x 2.5 x 1.3. Bronze, Hydro-stone, Ink.
Works in progress. I’ve been playing around with some ideas for tree-like sculptures that include animal or insect qualities. They were sculpted in Super Sculpey. I haven’t decided yet what they will be cast in or what colors they will be. I do want them to retain a quick, unpolished look though.
New piece. Bronze. ‘Two Grub Worms’
Here’s a recording that hasn’t seen the light of day in many years. ’Ma’Lady Luhr Id’ from the first Pollimorph album ‘Whet Thine Razorback Grimace’, which has only ever been available on cassette tape.
Ma’Lady Luhr Id
Jana and I each have a piece in this years Think Small 7! Jana did a super-cool watercolor, while I did two bronze cicadas.
October 25, 2013 – December 22, 2013
think small 7!
October 25 through December 22, 2013
A biennial international miniature invitational exhibition. Think Small! is a major Fundraising Event for artspace. The 2013 exhibition is the 7th installment in the series.
Think Small 7!
Featuring works by over 250 artists in our Main, Frable, Helena Davis and Suzanne Foley Galleries
stories that are 100 words or less
Friday, Nov. 22
Free and Open to the Public
Zero East 4th Street
Richmond, VA 23224
and By Appointment
Here is some music I’ve been working on lately:
incomplete metamorphosis Vocals by Sacha Iskra, Guitar by Tom Monsees
Short Decay Violin and Cello by Christopher Marion, Vocals by Sacha Iskra, Synth by Tom Monsees
Boundlings Synth and drums by Tom Monsees
I’m sure I’ve said this before, but I’m going to try to post with a bit more regularity. Unfortunately life and work seem to be forever getting in the way of intentions.
I’ve been working on a series of insect sculptures. This one is two cicadas in bronze. I found many cicada shells on trees around my parents house, filled one with wax, in order to strengthen it, and made a mold. I had a few cast in bronze, then I metal chased them and soldered these two together. Finally I heated them up and applied a thin coating of wax.
I’ve also been having a lot of fun making quick tree like forms out of blown ink.
I’ve made some as cards as well:
The last thing I’d like to mention today is the music I’ve been working on. I’ve been recording myself playing an old synthesiser (The Kitten by Octave). Then, if it seems appropriate, I add drums, or ask other musicians to add, guitar, bass, violin, cello, or vocals. The sounds occasionally remind me of Popol Vuh, Michael Nyman, Zbigniew Preisner, and a bit of Goblin thrown in for good measure.
My goal, if I ever have the time and space, is to make short claymation films to accompany each of the songs, or give them to The Brothers Quay to use on one of their shorts, that would be just as good.
To hear some of the songs please visit my soundcloud page:
I’ve been working on some music lately. It’s very much inspired by Michael Nyman, Popol Vuh, Zbigniew Preisner. I’m pretty happy with the direction the songs have been taking so far. You can check out some examples here: