Process

Tripod

img_7995Photoshop rendering

img_8112

TomMonsees_Working_1

TomMonsees_Working_2Wood

img_8128

img_8132

img_8138

img_8141

img_8176

img_8190

img_8213

img_8267

img_8363

img_8430

img_8436

img_8443Molding.  The wood was fairly rotten and left quite a few wood chips in the rubber.

img_8457Jana helps with the laborious task of removing wood and cleaning up the molds.

img_8466Getting to work outside a bit in 90 degree heat.

img_8468

img_8502

img_8508First cast!

img_8661Back in the studio.

img_8662

img_8698Three castings.

img_8795Wooden stands to keep the pieces vertical while figuring out the correct positions.

img_8803Top view. Deciding on angles.

img_8835

img_8875Almost finished.

77020001Installed.  This image was shot using a waist level viewfinder camera from the 1950’s.  Notice the cool light leaks!

 

‘Evolving Terrain’, Fort Tryon Park NYC deinstall video 1/14/17.  Thank you to Elyse Hradecky, Jana Stockwell, and Nate Wilson!

Tripod is a primitive archaic structure.  Totemic and simplistic.  Three identical pieces of cast wood have been stood up and leaned against one another for support.  There is a hole in the upper portion of each one, a mouth or an eye to take in, absorb, and watch.

Tree Stump

stumpyA

stumpyE

stumpyO

stumpyW

IMG_5105

stumpy1

stumpy4

stumpy8

IMG_5556

stumpy11

stumpy13

stumpy16

stumpy17

Tree Stump, a thick stump which has broken off of a larger tree but with no visible signs of breakage.  That’s one of the things that initially drew me to it.  Although it comes from a much larger structure it is complete within itself.

It has many different types of textures ranging from rough knotty burls to areas of extreme delicacy which resemble flowing water or fine hair.

Cork

cork1

cork3

cork5

cork8

cork10

Lemon with Bees

lemon

lemon w bees1

Just cast silver cicadas

silver cicadas2