Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Sculpture and Presentation

See how much easier it is to see the sculpture now?
Finally you can see the art. The sawblade is not junk sitting around, now it's the perfect backdrop.

The dark color of the stone and the quiet forms of the sculpture needed a very quiet background in order to be seen. Pedestal top and shaft were painted a rusty brown.

(I'll probably paint a bit of faux rust patina on the pedestal to break up that expanse of solid color.)
This is the first thing you see as you enter the garden through the little gate. A perfect welcome for next month's open garden and open studio.....

The dual nature of the saw blade / halo makes me laugh. Always a good sound in the garden.


Jennifer Tetlow said...

You have certainly shown just what a difference presentation can make to our appreciation of sculpture. Plinths and the whole balance of presentation can make you eager to engage with a piece rather than walk past. Your head sculpture looks renewed and envigorated. All best wishes for your Open Studios.

Patrick Gracewood said...

Thank you, Jennifer, it's a month away but looming over every thing I'm doing in the studio and the garden.
CLEAN IT UP! is my mantra these days.