What’s New – Works in Wood . . . New Hope Arts . . . and more

Here are a few words about Quill and Quandary.

First, Quill:  I have sculpted in wood five times.  I submitted images of all these works to the New Hope Arts Works in Wood, a national juried exhibition. One of my sculptures, a work titled, Quill, was selected for exhibition along with the works of about 50 other artists.  An image of Quill, which I created in 2011, can be seen below.  It is made of clear cedar mounted on a compound base made of basswood.  The sculpture measures 12 x 30 x 34 inches.

Quill [2011]

Quill [2011]

The opening reception of this Works in Wood exhibition is on Saturday, November 10, 2012 from 6 to 8 pm at New Hope Arts, 2 Stockton Ave., New Hope PA 18938.  Click here for the New Hope Arts Works in Wood info.

I am also entering a November exhibition at the Chester County Art Association.  This is a non-juried, theme-based show and will exhibit works representing the theme of Exits, the act of going out from a place…

I am submitting my hand-forged steel sculpture titled, Quandary, which is one of my first sculptures created in 2008.  This work, pictured at the right, was inspired by the plight of the Lost Boys in south Sudan, as so poignantly portrayed in Dave Eggers’ book, What is the What.

Quandary is 8 x 40 x 42 inches (as mounted) on a cedar plinth. Originally, I intended to align several figures crossing the expanse. But once I got the single figure forged and mounted, I realized what I was after.  Click here to see a detail shot of the figure in Quandary.

Quandary (2009)

Quandary (2008)

The opening reception for the Exits… exhibition is Thursday, November 15 at CCAA in West Chester PA and is free to the public. Click here for more details on the Exits exhibition in West Chester PA.

I am hopeful to see you at one or the other of these openings in the next few weeks.

Best, Tom

Oct. 2012

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