Finally Finished

Well, it certainly took a while, but I finished my most recent sculpture yesterday. To be fair, I did go away on vacation and there has been a lot of work drama these past few weeks. I still need a name, but meanwhile feast your eyes on this finished folly.

Close up of base connectors ©2016 WTEK
Close up of base connectors ©2016 WTEK

 

Base with top waiting to be added ©2016 WTEK
Base with top waiting to be added ©2016 WTEK

 

Finished! ©2016 WTEK
Finished! ©2016 WTEK

 

Slightly different angle ©2016 WTEK
Slightly different angle ©2016 WTEK

 

Looking down on it ©2016 WTEK
Looking down on it ©2016 WTEK

And a look to the future:

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Necklace prototype ©2016 WTEK

Blooming in the Studio

This started the same way as Vortex & The Rose Bowl Trophy ©2016 WTEK
This started the same way as Vortex & The Rose Bowl Trophy ©2016 WTEK

I’ve been working on a tall sculpture in the studio recently, that has taken a turn from where it started. As I was working on the bowl portion, I thought, “what if I keep the ‘petals’ open?” I got this cool, twisted shape on a tall stand. I was working on some templates to add a third layer to the ‘bloom,’ making it even taller (and to help balance it out visually.) Hopefully I get some more time in this weekend to get it close to finished.

The base being tried out ©2016 WTEK
The base being tried out ©2016 WTEK
Now checking it out with the 'bloom' on ©2016 WTEK
Now checking it out with the ‘bloom’ on ©2016 WTEK
I turned the bottom out, giving it 'feet' and more stability ©2016 WTEK
I turned the bottom out, giving it ‘feet’ and more stability ©2016 WTEK

1st Quarter 2016 Goal Check-In

Wendy’s 2016 Goals

A necklace for the Elegant Barbarian ©2016 WTEK sterling silver
A necklace for the Elegant Barbarian ©2016 WTEK sterling silver
  • Solo Exhibition
  • Blog Post Every 4 Days Every Week
  • 4-8 Group Exhibitions
  • Representation in 1-3 New Galleries √
  • 12 Major Finished Pieces
  • 1-2 Art/Networking Events per Month

My first quarter this year was a bit of a stinker. As you may have surmised, I am no where near posting every four days. So I have amended this goal to one that better serves for where I am right now. I can always write more often, but it’s better to be more realistic about my commitment level right now.

I’ve done some paltry work thinking about the solo exhibition. Not as much as I’d like, but it is closer to the front of my thoughts than in the past.

As well as continuing to have work at JAM Gallery, I had a few pieces in the PA Guild of Craftsmen Instructor & Student Exhibition in February. So that’s one of 4-8 group exhibitions down.

Some Things Looming in Reading, PA has decided to continue the boutique style of Handmade Holidays throughout the year by expanding their boutique to offer a variety of craft media. You can find some of my jewelry here, so that is actually one goal checked off already!

Eddying Currents ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass
Eddying Currents ©2016 WTEK nickel, brass

You have seen on the blog here that I have been attending the Yellow Breeches chapter meetings (the weather this winter really cooperated!) thus, keeping me on track for the art/networking event goal. I have also been out to try and find some other events, but I have had some trouble with venues closing early before I could get there (this happened multiple times in multiple venues.) Not an excuse, but I have been trying to get out more.

As for the last goal, I have completed 2/12 major pieces so far this year. I am in the process of another one right now (and I did just finish a necklace thank you very much) and of course there is that bane of my existence, I mean, unfinished sculpture that is just waiting to be put together and attached to a base. Yes, I’m talking about that one I started LAST MARCH. It mocks me every time I’m in the studio, so it will be finished soon. It’s warm enough for the concrete to set right, so IT WILL BE DONE.

How are your goals going so far this year? Better than mine? There’s still plenty of time for all of us to catch up with one another.