This sculpture was commissioned by my father-in-law before he unexpectedly passed away. I hadn’t made any sculptures before but he looked through a sketchbook I had and picked out the original design for this one telling me I could easily make it. Mark was a great guy and we all miss him. He believed in my work and contributed in many ways including building a special bone carving chamber to reduce noise and exposure to bone dust. The sculpture now sits on top of the fireplace in the Hruby family home.
This is a repost of a sculpture I made a couple years ago. The photos of the sculpture in progress are on my old blog here: http://artbytimjepson.blogspot.com/2011/08/studio-tapu-sculpture-hruby-flame.html
Pictures from our latest trip to MCASD La Jolla. The Exhibition Lost in the Memory Palace with works by Janet Cardiff and George Bures Miller. This was a weird exhibition with old movies and lots of weird audio and various odd items left laying around on old tables and desks. Not really my thing but I liked the table of speakers.
I think the exhibition is over now but here is the link for anyone interested: http://www.mcasd.org/exhibitions/lost-memory-palace-janet-cardiff-and-george-bures-miller
Above: Roughing out and Refining the shape of the Small Collar Twist Bone Carving.
Above: The Large Collar Twist Bone Carving cut directly from the bone.
Above: Photos showing the simple steps of removing bone material from the design.
All the finished carvings ready to have chains attached. These ones went to MCASD.