Sunday, March 11, 2007

C-POPportunity, Part Two

Here are the two pieces that I have in the C-POPportunity show at the C-POP Gallery in Detroit. For the sculpture, I included the original sketch and idea that I had for it. It was supposed to be a 'sky is falling' type thing with the man having a 'what now?' look on his face. When I cast the piece I had actually cast a bunch of bronze stars, but the cost was getting up there and all the work of cutting and welding all the stars seemed a bit daunting at the time. Plus, I had come this far successfully and didn't want to screw it up. Since this was my first bronze piece, simple was better.

The other piece is a painting done in acrylic on illustration board. This is another 'what now?' scene and I didn't realize the connection until now, funny how I didn't see that.

Last night was the opening night and it was so crowded in there that we could hardly walk around, so that's a good thing. From what I could tell, my pieces were being talked about in a positive manner, which is hit or miss where my stuff is concerned. And considering how many works of art that were there it was good to hear.

The other artists there had some amazing works and when I get some names, I'll post them here. The quality of ideas and execution was top notch and inspiring and I'm thrilled to be a part of all of it.


Ana Banana said...

Wow! Bruce, I'm so impressed. I LOVE the sculpture. I only wish I could see it from all angles -- especially the front in order to catch a glimpse of his expression. Quite beautiful his profile. Did you patena this? The little bit I've done of sculpture makes me appreciate this even more since I know how difficult it is to model the face in three dimensions. Well done.

Very nice rendering in the second piece and quirky idea. I especially like the incongruity. This image also has a comical feel to it...from the posturing of the guy wearing the silly hat and scarf, (is that you shoveling snow?), to the quirky looking alien who appears to have a spaceship made out of legos?! Neat idea.

Bruce said...

Thanks a bunch, Ana. That is a patina and I wanted this to have the look of a sculpture that one would see in the park or about town with a weathered look.

No, that's not me shoveling the snow, although I have looked like that in the past!

Anonymous said...

You know that sculpture has always been one of my favorites since the first time I seen it. Looking at it now renews that feeling. Maybe it reminds me of my thoughts of "What now!"

Unkle Chuck