"What I Found in the Tidepool"

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"What I Found in the Tidepool"

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This sculpture emerged from a macro photograph of a nautilus shell from a nature preserve, and whose imagery was also used as the foundation for a sculpture purchased by the Encaustic Art Institute in Sante Fe, NM, to become part of their permanent collection.  I printed it larger, and sculpted it free-form, adding textural elements of much relief carving over the entire surface of the piece, as well as hand-colored both the original image and the final surface with powdered pigment.  It is mounted to wood found on our property for my 11 year old son, who thought it would be a good resting place for one of my sculptures :).   I enjoyed working with this image on a larger scale, and to see how the form and color expressed itself this time.  It reminds me of something which might wash up during a tide which has come in.  There is part of me that is always looking for the surprised that we discover in nature, even if only in our minds.

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This sculpture emerged from a macro photograph of a nautilus shell from a nature preserve, and whose imagery was also used as the foundation for a sculpture purchased by the Encaustic Art Institute in Sante Fe, NM, to become part of their permanent collection.  I printed it larger, and sculpted it free-form, adding textural elements of much relief carving over the entire surface of the piece, as well as hand-colored both the original image and the final surface with powdered pigment.  It is mounted to wood found on our property for my 11 year old son, who thought it would be a good resting place for one of my sculptures :).   I enjoyed working with this image on a larger scale, and to see how the form and color expressed itself this time.  It reminds me of something which might wash up during a tide which has come in.  There is part of me that is always looking for the surprised that we discover in nature, even if only in our minds.