Friday, April 26, 2013

Falcon-Asana in the Works

After getting some fabricating done like racks to hold my steel, some art gallery benches and ring-display for Art Avenue, it was time to build another cast sculpture. Since Purple Blossom Yoga has opened up here in Greenville, I've been able get back into my yoga practice, in a group setting. It was kind of strange to be making all my thesis work about yoga asanas and never going to any classes, because of the lack of accessibility. I eventually gave up and decided that I already knew enough to do it on my own. Now that we have a decent studio, it is nice to join in with others and be led by a teacher instead of stopping to think about what to do next. 

Here is my next large sculpture. It is of a man doing a lunge or a Warrior I type asana. His hands hold onto an impossibly large bird of prey. It's modeled after a falcon.  

My Autumn giving us a sweet smile.

I spent about a month trying to decide whether to make it the size that it is now, which is half size, or whether to make it large, or life-size. After the installation of the Lovearch in Knoxville, I realized that I should make bigger work. People seem to like it more and I enjoy doing it.

You can actually see the steel armature in the background above and below.

Keep it mind this is an unfinished model. IT AIN'T DONE!

My half-size version is still a fine looking model so I may just keep working on it too. I can use it as a problem-solving tool when it comes to how I do the surface texture. Then I can take a mold of it and cast it along side the big one. 

Its hard to get a good shot of the armature.

Its a big commitment to start something so big because I know I won't be able to finish it until I get back from Interlochen. This was one of the reasons I was thinking of not going because I could probably finish this over the summer. But it will give me something to look forward to.

Right now it's about 8 or 9 feet tall and I'll add a yoga-mat looking pedestal so it'll be up a couple of more feet. It will be cast in aluminum. I should be able to finish it around October. 


  1. Excellent! This is my favorite yoga poses. I start most mornings with the three Warrior poses. A ten-foot tall sculpture will certainly communicate the power and grace of a warrior!

  2. I'm always in awe reading about your sculptures, I had such a hard time working on a large life scale when it comes to drawing or welding large pieces together while you make it look easy! I can't wait to see the end piece. It must feel good to get back in the studio!