A current work-in-progress nearing completion, Genie of Shelburne Shore is hand-carved from Iberville Shale (traditionally used by Inuit sculptors), that I sourced from the west shore of Lake Champlain.
I have begun working through a new series of digitally generated renderings based on photos of my sculptural studies and scans of my traditionally generated drawings. The intent of these studies is to create images that will be editioned as prints.
I begin by imagining what can I do using digital rendering techniques inherent in various photo editing type applications to try out different realizations of pieces and in some cases go well beyond that to explore compositional evolutions. The digital processes allow many freedoms not readily achieved otherwise such as working several versions side by side, flipping forms, shrinking & enlarging selected elements and extensive variations of coloring, surface texturing, layering and more. All allowing many stimulating creative possibilities.
Current accepting pre-orders for a limited edition run of prints – contact Donald Perdue to reserve yours now.
This piece is one in a series of sculptural studies & drawings I’m doing to explore capturing the forms, features, and three dimensional dynamics of Heronesque imagery. These are part of a larger series exploring a variety of bird based two & three dimensional works.
The piece itself is 2”H x 7”L x 1.25”D, carved from a locust wood limb. These photos are of a work in progress showing the roughed out carving prior to applying polychromed finish.