I just published a page to display the content of my exhibition #gestures that was a total success! The interaction with the visitors writing the emotions of the sculptures on small pieces of paper worked better than expected. By putting them back side up you could write your thoughts and then turn and see what others had written before you. Lot’s of interesting thoughts were shared from the early birds to the very last visitor.
I will update it shortly with more images and the words that people wrote.
Go here or use the menu under “sculptures”
Do come to the opening of #gester.
It will be a great day
Exhibition poster #gester
Here he is. Sleipner. With a giants stallion as his father and Loke as his mother this was the king of horses and Odins mount. This bronze cast is more or less straight out of the mold. You can still see where the cracks in the mold has caused some leaking along his back.
Here is one of the horses that I will cast in bronze tomorrow.
What you see is the wax version with channels made out of wood. This was all put into a mold last Friday. By tomorrow the wax will be gone, the wood burned to nothing and the water will have evaporated.
Turns out to work better than I expected. Here Sleipner is laying on his back on a soft pillow to keep the shape. In the top two images there is a leg going straight down. that one will support the entire sculpt when mounted. Tomorrow I’ll apply the mane and tail and do the final touches. Will have to find a sloping stone to get a proper balance on the final sculpt.
These animals with thin legs are rather hard to make without armature. So this time I’m testing a new method where I make front and back as separate pieces. If all works as planned I should be able to fuse the two parts without to much trouble. I think that making horses are kind of daunting since I don’t really know what they look like. But yesterday I made my homework and by making this mythological beast I’ll find them all easier in the future. At least they usually come with half the number of legs 🙂
2013 was a game changer for me. I followed up with a three week exhibition at FOI in Linköping in december and fired off the year with a out door installment at Bryggeriet on the annual “New years walk” 🙂
I have also taken the time to construct a site to promote the art that I do. The Sculptures section has some but not all of the pieces that I made during 2013. The Digital section is very sparse. It does not really show that I have been working with digital communication and visualisations since -96 but I’ll post more as I find the time and things get public.
Yes there are plans for 2014. In march I’ll be represented at Galleri Hantverket Götgatan 67 in Stockholm. There I’ll have a selection of sculptures for sale. But more on that topic as we get closer in time. There are also plans for a second exhibit at Galleri Handmade in September.
I wish you all a great 2014!