The Pettibone Venus

A PURPOSEFUL AMBIGUITY On August 7th, 2022, my team and I unveiled the Pettibone Venus. I dedicated this monumental sculpture and the landscaping surrounding it to my friend, the late Richard Haag, the internationally renowned landscape architect who, in 1980 with his wife Cheryl Trivison, designed the Italianate landscape of the property that was formerly…

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Stone Sculpture – The Soft and Hard of It

Working hard stone is much more difficult than sculpting softer material like marble that moves relatively easily with the experienced use of chisels and hammers. Working hard stone punishes one’s bones. Granite and Basalt, high up at 6 on the Mohs material hardness scale, are prone to shearing and splintering and thus, often require sculptors…

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Aphrodite Asparagus (a.k.a. “Our Lady of the Asparagus”)

In 2016, motivated by the desire to find a fitting classical centerpiece to adorn my wife’s new garden, I began researching classical sculpture related to nature’s inherent beauty. Remembering the myths of Aphrodite and her Roman counterpart, Venus, the goddess of fertility, agricultural bounty and springtime, I decided it would be appropriate to honor that…

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The Trellis

This is the first blog describing the sculptures that are installed at LaSalle Reserve. Two years ago I decided to re-design my garden on Maury Island, Washington where my wife, Barbara and I  have converted what had previously been a family home into a “venue.”  The project is complete now, and is suitable for corporate retreats,…

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Creation of “FLOW”…Bronze Sculpture

We installed two bronze sculptures a few weeks ago. This short video shows the steps: including my¬†original maquette model, the CAD scanning, the CNC-cut blow up into industrial (blue) foam, my undercutting the foam (because the CNC can’t do that), the clay coating of the foam, the texturing of the clay, the latex molding of…

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