Whidbey Life Magazine has published a feature spread about the Sculpture Forest, including the story behind the park's creation, insights about specific sculptors and sculptures, and how visitors plus sculptors are experiencing the Forest today. Author Lea Cramer and photographer Marsha Morgan, with the help of editor Dianna MacLeod, created a wide ranging and entertaining overview.
“The playful and experimental installations invite us to appreciate a visual culture within the context of nature. Some even offer a thought-provoking commentary on the complicated relationship between man and nature… Like nature itself, the installations are ever-evolving; they are changed by the elements, by time, or by the artists.
It’s a perfect place to explore, with over 28 installations to tease out curiosity, ignite creativity, and foster divergent thinking. It returns us to a place of reflection and wondering.”
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Thank you for your fun story, Dianna, Lea, and Marsha!
Some Work in progress. Developing some Augmented Reality using Lens Studio for my relief sculptures. More sculptures and AR to come.
Some installation shots from the Fertile Ground Exhibition in the Court Gallery at William Paterson University. My Sculptures MMM and Sun Disc along with works by Elaine Lorenz, Deborah Guzman Meyer and Jason Schneider. Jason Schneider Jason Schneider
Call For Applications Robot Carving Workshop
Form Finding for the 21rst century
William Paterson University workshop and residency
June 3, 2021- June 17, 2021
Imagine being in a group of like-minded creatives working in proximity to create sculpture carved by robot but finished by your hand? We seek to bring together artists, sculptors, designers, architects, and curators to explore robot carving in wood. Working around other artists can inspire and motivate as you explore ideas in a speculative, constructive context. It’s an opportunity to discover new ideas as well as work with new technologies. That's the spirit and tone that Sculpture X: Form Finding for the 21st Century seeks to provide.
William Paterson University Center for New Art is now offering a 2 week workshop from June 3, 2021- June 17, 2021 for carving a sculpture (from a wooden block) by robot and then further working it by hand.
APPLICATIONS DUE MARCH 15, 2021
FOR DETAILS ABOUT COST AND APPLICATION:
Michael Rees firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be participating in a virtual panel discussion about my works in the show Fertile Ground at the Court Gallery at William Paterson University. Click here to view the exhibition online. And click here for link to the virtual panel discussion. Panel discussion is Tuesday March 2 6:30-7:30 pm.
I am so honored and grateful to announce that I have been selected as the recipient of an Arts Council of Rockland Artist's Support Fund Grant. The grant is going towards the continued development of new works for this summer's upcoming exhibition.
Here is a sample of milling a 15 x 15 x 9 inch block of laminated alder.
link to NYFA listing.
.,One of my works was selected for the Arts Council of Rockland Virtual Show. It is a piece I worked on during the Merzbau Workshop earlier this year. See the show here, and the participants here.