Update on Blue
Introducing the completed Garden Cow, Blue. I am very excited with the way this three foot high painting/sculpture looks in my back yard. I had her, along with four other cow works, on display for the 2015 Studio Tour and they looked great. Blue and her herd can also be displayed as wall art. As shown below, they look awesome on an aubergine wall.
This is a prototype for my new Garden Cow series which I have planned for my summer work. The large scale sculptures will be made of recycled plastic sheeting made by Taylor's Plastic Wood which will be cut and assembled into a free standing form. The wire embellishments refer to the wire used in the barnyard for fencing and repairs of all sorts. I envision a herd of these sculptural cattle grazing on my lawn at the Victoria County Studio Tour next fall.
Prototype for Blue
The Perfect Ten
This is a pedestal cow sculpture that shows my bull, Bruce, admiring a Varga style girl. Previously, Bruce had contemplated leaving home, but he has decided to stay. Even so, he just can't resist gazing on this bathing beauty. Who couldn't?
The Perfect Ten is a table top sized pedestal sculpture made of plaster. The materials used are acrylic paints, sewing pattern pieces, nail polish, a gel transfer and a plastic cow.
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This sculpture is a companion of the previous pedestal work. The red cow in this is the wife of the bull who was contemplating leaving home. The wife is dreaming of leaving the matrimonial home as well. As can be deduced by her longing gaze at the sea shell across the floor, she is dreaming of a tropical getaway. She is fantasizing about a life with no dishes, laundry, meals to prepare or linoleum floors to polish. I don't think she will actually go as she would never leave the two children....but she can dream....
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This sculpture of a bull on a pedestal currently has no title but it clearly tell a tale. The discontented bull is contemplating leaving home.....he wonders if there is a better life elsewhere. The retro linoleum pattern of the kitchen floor he is standing on tells us he is living sometime in the 1950's. His world is unbalanced, off kilter, like so many of our own lives. Oh, yes, and he is married with three delightful children. All girls. .