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A short story written 5//27/19 “Downstream” W.L.S.
This photo was taken at my new shop in Omar, 1991. I was torch welding works in steel.
Also I was starting to have shows in NYC / SOHO. I was inspired by Cape Vincent’s, Richard Merchant’s master pieces .
The “Three crows” page
Here are Article’s, Video’s and interesting stuff
2. “Metal On The Water” Ch. 7 advertisement for NCAC Benefit.
3. NEW Thousand Islands Life Magazine, Article about Scott Ouderkirk and his new adventures’
4. Scott has done a 6 Min. Documentary on my life and works. Real nice effort !
7. “Astrolabe video“
11. Bear Drone Video, by: Johnny Truesdell 10/16
” My experience is a bit cryptic, a rising of tripdation before beginning.
So my process starts in a void, where my dreams are the ranting of Carl Jung’s observations. A big house with many doors that I can’t open, a bit of flying about from the roof and folks looking up as I soar over them. It varies mostly, tangles of the subconscious trying to rise to the top. This happens in the days before I start a project and the only way I can break the cycle is to “get something going”. Then I’m fine till the work is done……. an’ the void approaches again. I’m not kidding! ” Kidding (-;
NEW WORKS from 2018—————–
Fire pit all done, for Eliot Spitzer‘s Berkshire Estate. 9/18. Remote control propane fired, Steel and stainless.
Tri Hull Wall Hanging, for a cancer survivor and friend 3/14/18
4/4/18 The Warrior’s Monument for an old soldier, and all those living and past.
Wedding Arbor with the grand nieces
Chelsea and Brandon’s Wedding Gift … Welded Aluminum 10/14/17, Pattern copied from their wedding invitation.
A new commission: A larger than life Great Dane Weathervane. Trill is a show dog at 175 lbs 10/27/18
Trill weathervane, Steel/ Powder coated paint
Great Dane almost done. 9/29/18. Ready for Powder coat
Below are older projects pre- 2018
The Flying Swan Project
Even the Swans were bringing their own Shasta’s that summer, they arrived at Swan Bay RV Resort for Victoria Day Weekend 2017
– Fabricated of Welded Aluminum, Steel, glass and Epoxy Paint. Mounted on a heavy steel frame.
The Great Swan fly’s under the T.I. Bridge to Swan Bay, Photo by the Dr. of IT… Tim Kocher
This Crow ( The Rascal ) was commissioned by the Snow Town Film Festival on 12/14/17 as a present for Viggo Mortensen.
It was an honor when asked to create the crow and present it to Viggo ……….. He has a fondness for crows.
My new Canada Steamship Lines Weathervane for a boathouse I built in 1988. T I Park. Welded steel, Powder coated
“Moonwalkers” Series / The Human Race
Moonwalker Series, The Family 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 of 30 This Series is my commentary on the ( Human Condition ).
“A series of postures expressing the strife of surviving on earth now and in the near future. A few redeeming poses (people helping others) and the rest express anguish, horror, desperation, greed, helplessness, and brutality. This work is my mission for the rest of my life. For the most part we are fortunate in the west, yet we cannot avoid a future of human struggle. We are bad caretakers of ourselves and earth. This is one man’s opinion ! “
” My Debtor’s Prison”
I’ve hoarded the trailing’s and leavings of my adopted world
and like a fisherman’s worm I am dangled a still wiggling bait.
From distance great and small my debtors wail like a siren’s song upon my walls.
I must have hoped for too much food, two morsels here a morsel there.
A stamp of emblazoned guilt upon my back burns deeper as again my stomach cry’s loud
the sound of it echo’s across landscaped pigment circling upward past O’Keeffe’s water towers.
Delirious drifting reminders, companions in the dusk, tired thoughts entertain.
There should be more light in my room or more room for my light.
As low with dogged determination of sprit blazes a ray of sunlight
Eighty stories down never finds me but there in the scape of fields and dreams
The light is splendor and wholeness of healing.
I’ve asked too much again.
W.L.S. 7/3/95 SOHO
Smiling at my mother in 1978. Taking a break from building my stone house on Grindstone Is.
Our house on Grindstone Is. started in 1975 is made of Piction Is. Red Granite. We salvaged the Cut Stones made from the quarry’s on Picton Is. for the actress May Irwin’s home on Club Is. It burned in 1932. She had the stones moved to her farm in Spicer Bay. They were found by me in 20 ft. of water off Irwin Pt. in 1985. I brought them to Grindstone and finally finished the stone work in 2002.
F Y I. This new site is a redo of my old site started in 1997.
It is created on (Word Press) software and is best viewed on a computer screen.
A work in progress you might say….. ENJOY
Breaching Muskie Monument, Frink Park, Clayton, NY. 13624 Erected 11/2014
Welded Steel, Galvanized and powder coated
Montoya’s Bronze Foundry, West Palm Beach. We did lots of Egyptian pieces. I worked as the Bronze finisher. 1983-85
I’m in my Crow boat… “Good morning America” 1957 Crestliner
Spring of 2001′ “Three Crows” Done.. The Open Air Gallery is open for business ……..
The “Standing Bear” weathervane with Linda Yenawine, a great day with new friends. Already for delivery to Comfort Is.
This Photo was taken at the ” Cocktails with the “3 Crows” in August 2014, in Omar , NY.