Tuesday, September 27, 2011

PSG on Flying Kite Media.com

Check me out over at FlyingKiteMedia.com in today's featured article about how to make it in Philly as a sculptor!

Photo by Michael Persico

Monday, September 26, 2011

Tiny troubles...

I'm working on a piece that I am having some trouble with...its a life sized sculpture of Olivia wearing a wolf mask. I just kind of dove right in, forgetting how hard babies/children are to sculpt. I think I'm going to restart the piece (seeing as how my first attempt dried out during the move to our new studio) and this time I'm going to make a few maquettes first. Usually I just get to the piece, working from a model and sketches but I think I need to play around and make a few decisions before I go big. Here's hoping I'll have some time to get to that this week. Just in case here are a few reference images for the wolf mask.

Image from here

Image from here

Image from here

Friday, September 23, 2011

Sopie Blackall: Missed Connections

I first saw her work in Mugshots Coffee House here in Philly and loved it...they were illustrations of Missed Connections. I recently saw that she has a book of the collection available online and it looks great. You can read a bit of the backstory in the book preview on Amazon. Check it out here.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Philadelphia Sculpture Gym Kickstarter Project Launch!

Finally! We've launched our Kickstarter page for the Philadelphia Sculpture Gym, which has been a major reason for all the silence over here. The Philadelphia Sculpture Gym is a major undertaking that we (my husband and I) are super excited about but need to raise funds to have it become a reality. We are using Kickstarter to raise $8,000 (in 30 days!) that will go toward purchasing a Saw Stop brand table saw and a Millermatic 350P MIG welder, the major tools of our wood working and metal working shops. Please check out the Kickstarter page at http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/philasculpturegym/philadelphia-sculpture-gym
and feel free to tell anyone you know who may be interested in supporting our project!