Sörmlandssalongen 2015

Jag och 61 andra konstnärer visar upp våra laster
7 november 2015 – 24 januari 2016

Rum 2 & 3
Sörmlandssalongen 2015 arrangeras av Eskilstuna konstförening och blir den 54:e i ordningen

Vernissage lördag 7 november
Invigningceremoni kl 13
Landshövding Liselott Hagberg inviger utställningen

Spring release!

Ten cows make up this piece picturing the spring release of cattle.

I’ll take a photo of them outdoor to accompany the horse picture made for the #gestures.

Bronze sculptures

Releasing the cows

Exhibition page for #gestures

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”

Out of the mold

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.

 

Sleipner

Sleipner

Taking the horse to the next medium

vaxhastHere 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.

Sleipner part two

Sleipner

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.

New method

sleipner

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 🙂