William Lawrence Salisbury, Sculptor / Artist ..... Born ; 10/9/49, Syracuse, NY
Contact E-mail-- email@example.com
Recent Works as of 10/02/15
"Tree of Knowledge"
Carmen D'Avino new
General Works &Wood Works
Signs; Gates; Railings and Welding products...
''''''''''' Presenting the Late, Great ''''''''''''''
This honorable gent saw more of life than a bohemian whirling dervish, I am proud to have called him my friend.....
Self Portrait / Paris....1947
Carmen /w William McNeil
and in Hammond N.Y. 2001.
For Carmen I have always fancied old garments more than new. I have always thought that even a borrowed, found or second-hand cloth had few drawbacks. That this cloth on my back, legs or head would still warm the body, yet also warm my soul in unexpected ways. A path of discovery you might say, if you have experienced the feeling. Please remember anyones old and faded flannel shirt, its color a pastel fragrance of desert and bloom, a softness nothing new ever knows, yet a clarity you can never forget. I have not always run naked in life and when clothed I have found that Im best in a used guise, something comfortable, a friendly cloth that lays to the wind, that my cheek might nap against, that my anguish might have its slumber. Now comes the moment when all else is lost, when all fails but mortality. I am a devotee before the moment, yet after the fact of knowing. I am lost before I am found. I was not as defined until I found your assistance. Life seems a courtesan that beckons yet Im never sure. Unenlightened I confess. You are a thread chosen for strength that sewss a garment that lasts forever with your friends. That some of you may be woven into me, only gives me comfort. Old friend, I must say I love you, as all would say that know you true. But I say I love because Ive known you. Ive seen sparks come from you! Yesterday I remember skipping stones on the water. Today I only see the water. Frame by frame, chip-by-chip, stroke-by-stroke, image-by-image, story-by-story, a rhythm griped by intention and softened by humility. In recent years Ive watched you let forms seem to shape themselves as you a witness preformed the duty, the honorable art. Always excitement and drama, always dedication and a seemingly endless inspiration overflows into those you know. You lived your art, your passion, as a towering standard of human struggle and endurance, yet still open and always kindly approachable. 11/4/04 W.L.S. "Goodbye my friend"
" Tutto Fatto a Mano" (made by hand) a famous quote of his.
Photo's of Carmen's home, studio, family and life. ( some great wallpaper!)
Carmen in the Army Helena D'Avino
Carmen/Karen The Caretakers The last stand At McNeils again
Before the War Postcard 1 Postcard 2 04'
The back door'''''''''
Where their ashes are'''''''''' The School House Gallery
More of the yard
The yard in Hammond NY. an' more
Short Films, Streaming... Go to- http://www.youtube.com And search for " Carmen D'Avino". Have fun as it brings you to an interesting group of works from a by gone era! He did the animated opening of the "Ten Comandments" for one. A few links below...
Carmen's last film: Listen to Carmen.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BEz438M42yo
"Pianissimo", The Academy Award nomination .. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IcHCdg5uBd0&list=PLY-k46uuJnkwZXTA1GSLo-vfiH_y34ld9
The Quest of Carmen D'Avino .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xcF8jx67JhU&list=PLY-k46uuJnkwZXTA1GSLo-vfiH_y34ld9&index=7
The Electric Company- "Hydrant" .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mrRzeYG76uI&list=PLY-k46uuJnkwZXTA1GSLo-vfiH_y34ld9&index=5
"Vernissage" of American Artists .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9auNWzX1kxY
"Flower" .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4a-Enbw6c2U
"Library" .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LMCgLb_FIkg
" House" .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNk6W8tH6tQ
" Freak" .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lRFDT5RAfEE
" Funny" .... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2e2liDpmWfo
10/24/14 My Slide Show about Carmen ..... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z3UwKIM0NVM&feature=youtu.be Please excuse the quality!
Ok, so have you got any Video links / Pictures we could put here? 11/27/14 send to: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks
Other; Carmen lover's works on film: Greg Lago's "Tilt" engraving. A film by Gary Walts "Detail" --- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1Dy-OASFDA
Another by Gary Walts, "Fat Red Planet" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0eG5oAztJU