The Sculptor's Muse... and other sundry thoughts

June 24, 2015

Have sketchbook, Will travel....  and travel we did, all the way to the Kimbell Art Museum in Ft Worth, TX.  It is rare that I visit any musuem exhibit without sketch book in hand, I have sketches from every visit to the Met in New York City, the Cloisters, and the nea...

November 2, 2013

With cooler weather I enjoy curling up with a cup of something hot to drink and reading. My favorite books being those on sculpture, I thought that posting book reviews would be fun and enjoyable for those of you who are fellow bibliophiles (especially for anything wri...

June 16, 2013

Detail photo St Francis and his 'little sister' by Tracy H Sugg

 

 

I’ve always been fond of St Francis, as it seems most people are.  One of the things I love about him is his championing the arts; for God is Beauty, therefore, art that is beautiful should be created. Ho...

March 10, 2013

 

 

Back in 2009, I went into a used book shop (bibliophilia being one of my vices!) and found a jewel.  The first section I always scout out being the art section, which is usually cluttered with tomes on painting (that to my painter friends :)) I found a book, written...

October 14, 2010

The changing of the seasons always brings inspiration to an artist.  The fragrance, color, texture of each season brings with it,  it's own language of beauty.  Commission work aside, I find the seasons reflected in the subject matter and composition of the sculptures...

September 24, 2010

Being able to do your artwork well with both hands is a valuable trait.  I think more so for sculptors.  When you are right handed then sculpting the left side of the face is easy, but the nose gets in the way when your working on that right eye.  Solution: train yours...

August 27, 2010

 Last week I was told that my oldest son described my approach to my work as "the depth of an artist's vision is so far beyond what the layman sees."  As my friend related this to me, I realized that my 'Pursuit of the Artist's Arcanum" (to use my book title) was so mu...

July 14, 2010

When the Pope approached Michelangelo and asked (told) him to paint the ceiling of the Sistine chapel, Michelangelo's response was "I'm a sculptor, not a painter" However, we now not only have the gorgeous ceiling, but he was afterwards compelled to paint the wall behi...

July 7, 2010

 

 

Before I started 'blogging' per se, I read a lot of artist's blogs, and subscribed to some. However, it seems that 99% of them are painters. So while a lot is applicable to me as a sculptor, some of it is not. So, I am enjoying writing something that - while it can s...

June 30, 2010

 

Every artist has a studio, even it’s a corner of a room that has your supplies and a small working space. I think the fact is that artists have to create, and will find a way and a space to do so. There have been times I have moved into our living room or dining room,...

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