VISIT ARTIST’S SITE
Just beginning to blossom from little girl to young lady, Dancing Delight radiates sweet innocence while revealing a maturing feminine grace.
Developing Leaders For Our Future
This sculpture was created with the help of 22 magnificent first-grade minds. The six and seven-year-olds participated in a discussion about the future of our world and were asked, if they were the leaders of the world, what would they do to make it a better place? Each developed a plan and illustrated their story beautifully. Their visions are the engraved titles of the books surrounding the boy, who, as a developing leader, will read and apply all of their thoughtful messages.
As our children find total abandon in speechless sleep, we cherish this image of childhood innocence and peaceful refuge. Their minds are colored by venturing dreams: reflections, remembered places, or an imagined future. “Dreams” is a child somewhere between a soft cushion of the imaginary and taking flight…
Tightly gripping hands, two girls spin round and round. Their “whirlwind” embodies freedom, thrill, movement, and innocence.
Education, El Paseo Shopping Center, Orange County, CA
Grandfather reading to two granddaughters. It?s the little things that make the greatest difference in our world. Too often we forget to slow down and make quality investments, like time and love, but in this case my father-in-law is paying forward by sharing his knowledge with our future generations. Because his knowledge is escorted by the bodyguard of love it is able to penetrate that exclusive region in their hearts and minds. This experience will become a treasure they will always cherish.
El Paseo Shopping Center, Orange County, CA
There is so much beauty to see in every given moment. I wish desperately that I could sculpt it all, like a camera capturing consecutive moments in time, separated only by seconds.
For each sculpture, I listen to memory – a vision that does not fade, as it must come into being in all of its fullness. I always work with a model for this vision – a model that can represent a multiplicity of humanity, glowing with spirit, and shaping light and shadows over form. I work ardently at a torrid pace, to make sure that nothing evades my grasp of what I see. As the sculpture develops, I can slow down and focus on details such as physical features of the subject. This is when I hope to focus on transferring the intensity of the subject, sculpting a body that listens as a live face does. The addition of details such as clothing or accompanying objects within a sculpture are based on hours of research into culture, history and photographs in order to achieve authenticity and realism.
Upon signing my works at their completion in clay, I find it difficult to resist the thrill of creation…I have a strong sense that nothing is finalized; it continues to develop and grow, as do our children. I can only hope that this is because life itself is emanating from the sculpture. Because of the passion that inspires my sculpting, I hope to transmit this enormity of emotions to those who contemplate my work. SOURCE: delavegastudios.com
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