Pages

Monday, July 11, 2011

Sculpture and A Pop-Up Studio at Rare Plant Research.

It's a lot of work to move a sculpture studio to Villa Catalana for one evening...
Villa Catalana at Rare Plant Research
A Pop-up studio means moving heavy things. I hate flimsy tables, so it means bringing my smaller work bench. The one with the steel tubing legs and solid 2 inch thick x 5 feet long maple top. The one with a heavy steel vice permanently attached to it.....
The good news is that once I'm set up, I'm at home. Anywhere.
I began a new carving,

and showed finished sculpture.
My six guests and I had a table at the end of the grape arbor that looks out over a large pond. The busy swallows were replaced by even busier bats. No mosquitoes.

We talked and ate and laughed as the sun slowly set. Time seemed to expand because everyone knew how precious it is to have a reprieve from cares, to be with friends for a meal on a warm evening.

It is a lot of work to move a sculpture studio. The secret is to move it to a perfect place and time.

3 comments:

Beatriz Cunha said...

There’s nothing like a good solid work bench and what a beautiful place to set it.

Patrick Gracewood said...

Beatriz,
I was thinking of the differences between Villa Catalana and Sintra, Portugal.

On the west coast of USAbecause there is still so much space and so little history, (and often so much money),
people can freely pick and choose to create their own worlds. ( Me included.)

But I do wonder what it would be like to live and grow up with such a physical history and lineage and connection with the past. The town I grew up in was so new it grew up with me......

Susan Gallacher-Turner and Mike Turner said...

What a great opportunity...and creative thinking again to get it set up for yourself so you could be creatively comfortable.

An amazing location to work...wow.