July 11, 2018 –
I wanted to create a special gift for a girl at our Temple who was celebrating her Bat Mitzvah. I was told that she loves dance of all kinds so I decided to stretch myself and sculpt this dancer in glass.
Dec 16, 2017 –
A present for Alex. Our favorite receiver in the game today Antonio Brown. I’m getting more comfortable with capturing frozen motion. Oak Base is a “drop” from his oak menorah I made last year from a tree we harvested 6 years ago.
Dec 7, 2017 –
Made this last night. Learning to get more comfortable with human figure work. Slowly. But glass makes it a fluid process of compressing and stretching and allowing heat and gravity to carry the glass where I want it.
And I love Ultimate Frisbee however at my age I’m not likely to do a “layout” like this. I’ll leave that to my 15 to 30 year old team mates. I play twice a week with a great group of kids who have accepted me even with all my limitations. Thanks guys.
The scrap of oak is from one of our trees that I made into boards.
Dec 3, 2017 –
Aikido is not about meeting force with force. It is about using the momentum of the attacker against them. Without an attacker Akido has no offense. That doesn’t mean an Aikido artist can’t strike first, it just means they do not initiate the fight. It is a response to an attack that requires body awareness and the ability to get out of the way providing as little resistance as possible to the attacker’s vector of motion. That turns the attacker into what we call a falling man.
I created this sculpture as one of what will be an ongoing series of techniques. This demonstrates a throw called Kokyo-Nage.
As I create these sculptures I learn the fine points of these techniques in 3-D. Therefore this is my opportunity to improve to skill sets simultaneously.