What I do

Discussion in 'Art & Culture' started by Stoniphi, Feb 2, 2016.

  1. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    After a bit of setup and cleanup, here are a few pictures of some things I have done. I will start with a few of my older wall murals, of which I have done 57 in the US and Canada.

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    This is the garage door of a private residence.

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    The side of a furniture store adjacent to the parking lot. "New Day Dawning" after completion

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    Here it is while I was painting it.

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    This is the back of a hobby shop that specialized in HO gauge trains.

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    ...and an Italian restaurant.

    These are the most recent paintings I have completed....

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    "Griffons", done in archival technical pen/ink and finished with oil paints.

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    "Gasket #2", one of those fractals I mentioned - a Serpinski Gasket, Paths and Reflection done in acrylics.

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    "South Point, Gargantua Bay", the oil painting I mentioned and described in another thread. 24" x 36", one of a series I am doing based on images from Gargantua Bay. I am currently working on a painting of a sunset over the South Point of the bay.

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    "Eleanora of Toledo", after Bronzino. I wanted to learn how he did this portrait so I gave it a try in oils.
     

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  3. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Here are some of my small sculptures. I enjoy working stone quite a lot, though I also work in cone 10 porcelain, stoneware, terra - cotta, metal, wood etc.

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    Full moon face in limestone on a found Ojibwe hand drill pivot stone base.

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    Man with a hat reverse carved internally in a quartz crystal point.

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    Phacops rana crassituburculata (Drotops megalomanicus) life-sized and fully detailed in silicon bronze.

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    another view.


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    The metal model for the state seal in mock-up.

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    The actual hologram in usage (flat bed scan).

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    Closeup of same.

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    under a halide light.
     
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  5. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    ..some more sculpture:

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    A gargoyle in Red Brownstone sandstone.

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    A limestone snake with onyx eyes and a green marble base.

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    Porcelain frog.

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    The other side of the frog.

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    "Sail", white Michigan alabaster on grey Vermont marble.

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    The other side of the Sail.

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    3 foot x 5 foot ceramic tile "Paleopeople". This is an anthropological - themed piece showcasing humanities technical progress through history. Note the Sundial and the Analemma under the Aztec Sunstone. The sunstone is about 14 inches across, carved in plaster, moulded and press-cast in terra cotta. I posted the process here some years ago.

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    Closeup of the Sunstone.

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    "Skates and Paths", a ceramic tile piece based on hexagonal tiles. I like MC Escher, obviously, and have studied Tilings of the Plane and Space quite a lot.
     
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  7. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    OK, here ^ is some of the stuff I have done. You will note I am strongly traditional and enjoy very complex work. I produce work in several different avenues, as the subject matter of the paintings may suggest. Landscapes, portraits, geometry and fantasy are several of those avenues. There are others, and I also work in other media, but these should give you an idea of where I am at creatively.

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  8. Spellbound Banned Valued Senior Member

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    These are excellent Stoniphi!
     
  9. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    You are a very talented and creative person. These are very well done and seems that you are versatile as well as you work with many mediums. Thanks for sharing them.
     
  10. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    How big is "Sail"? Did you get your marble in Vermont? I took a marble carving class in West Rutland once.
     
  11. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    Ever use Onyx?
     
  12. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Thanks fellows.

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    "Sail" is 6 & 1/2 inches high, 6 inches wide and 2 inches deep. I obtained the alabaster from the US Gypsum quarry in Alabaster, Michigan and the grey marble from the Barre marble quarry in Barre, Vermont. Also picked up a bunch of Barre Grey granite and Barre White marble as long as I was there...

    I started carving stone when someone made the mistake of handing me a chunk of soapstone when I was a Cub Scout in Southern California.

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    I never quit carving stone.

    Yes Cosmic, I work onyx. I keep a huge inventory of various stones on hand, among other things.

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  13. gmilam Valued Senior Member

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    Excellent work.
     
  14. spidergoat Venued Serial Membership Valued Senior Member

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    Very nice!
     
  15. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    When I lived in Corona Del Mar I did some sculpture work with metal. Unfortunately my EX destroyed all the photos of my work when she left me so I have nothing to show. I only did it for a brief period of time for few people wanted to buy what I was doing so I needed to find another way to earn money.
     
  16. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Southern California - Riverside, to be specific in my case - was a great place to be a kid 55 years ago. Lots of art students at UCR to hang with, the hills were chock full of fun. I removed a fist - sized feldspar crystal from its matrix in a huge granite outcrop and a chunk of quartz with a fine schorl (black tourmaline) crystal from the wall of an abandoned gold mine a moderate hike from our home. Still have those crystals on a shelf in my studio, though they now have lots of company. Also a bunch of fossil fish parts I pulled from the cliff over Gaviota Beach.

    I decided to be an artist and a scientist when I was in third grade. Never had a thought as to the hassles that may entail. Had to work very hard to get to where I am now. Still have to sometimes (often), though age and the side effects from the cancer therapies slow me down (that should back way off towards the end of this year

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    ). I learned forging, foundry and jewelry arts at Michigan State University, have a complete metal working setup in the workshop and a small foundry in the garage. Centrifugal casting with oxygen/acetylene, primarily silicon bronze. The phacops rana trilobite is cast, fit and soldered together. I have a bunch of other small sculpture as well, am working on some larger stuff in sheet copper.

    As for life goals, I have met all of the goals I set for myself thus far and am content. Never needed to be "famous", though I am pretty well - known around here. Mostly for religiously running the trails with my dog though. She is actually more popular, I am just the guy on the other end of the leash.....

    Yeah, my EX got a bunch of my stuff too, but not the most as I was pretty vigilant and kept real tight with the local police department through the process until I was allowed to change the locks out.

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  17. origin In a democracy you deserve the leaders you elect. Valued Senior Member

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    Those works are quite simply fantastic. Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you very much, and you are most welcome.

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  19. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    I did find one picture of a bike I made. I think I might have shown it to those here a long time ago.

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  20. cosmictraveler Be kind to yourself always. Valued Senior Member

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    And a car I made with the help of a few friends shown in this picture.

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  21. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Very nice, Cosmic. I think I recall the bike. Honda 750cc/4 cylinder? I have some small experience with motorcycles too.

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  22. James R Just this guy, you know? Staff Member

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    Very impressive stuff, Stoniphi.
     
  23. Stoniphi obscurely fossiliferous Valued Senior Member

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    Thank you very much, James.

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