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Relic Reanimated: New Mount & Patina for the Artist’s Proof!

While working on “Nautilus” at the Polich-Tallix foundry, I decided that maybe it was time to dust off the artist’s proof of “Relic”, re-mount it and apply a fresh patina. Originally seated atop a stunning rock snatched roadside in Bozeman,  it was never quite the right fit–the epoxy didn’t hold well–that sort of thing. Plus, my annual exhibition loomed and the old rock was nowhere to be found. I poked around for bronze scraps in the foundry’s shell-blast area and discovered the perfect replacement. 2 hours of hacking, sanding and grinding later, I had carved a new base. Although re-finishing Relic was an impromptu decision, it seems it was the right one; two days before the end of my trip to St. Barth’s, it sold. Relic is now relaxing in Canada.


Gems & Chimaeras: A Pirate’s Share of Bronze, Silver & Gold.

Nautilus Surfs St. Barth’s-Winter, 2010

Here are sample shots from my favorite photo shoot during this year’s Exhibition at Les Artisans in St. Barth’s. At 10 a.m. I loaded up my bulky new Samsonite hard-case–custom fitted for bronze–with one sculpture, one camera, two reflectors, a water bottle and three towels. The path to the beach from my house was straight down a steep hill, so gravity yanked me and my weighty rig  awkwardly all the way there.  I went up the steps to the entrance of the Isle de France Hotel right through the lobby and onto the sand (note to self; suitcase wheels, even fancy ones, don’t roll well on sand). To the chagrin of