Welcome to Will Salisbury’s World
New works of last winter for two wonderful patrons of the arts.
An artists reference guide for the North Country, 1000 Islands Region.
A short story written 5/29/19 “Downstream” W.L.S.
Also the animated video ‘Downstream’ with a graphics by Scott Oderkirk, 10/5/19
T I Arts Center, 7/17/ 2020 to 9/7/2020. Clayton NY, 13624
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
Below a new commission, 3 fully feathered 7 ft Crows, bound for Maryland.
Grandma Moonwalker is all finished and ready to meet the world in 2020.
Here are Article’s, Video’s and interesting stuff
New animated story ‘Downstream’ by me with a video by Scott Oderkirk, 10/5/19
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 did 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 trepidation 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 (-; not
Two more Crows are still on the nest, gonna be flying soon in 2020
These two photo’s taken by R D White at T I Arts Center 6/23/2020. Kudos
NEW WORKS from 2019——-
‘10.000 years on the River’ Welded Aluminum Salisbury/ Lago 7/4/19
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 spirt 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 Picton 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.
Breaching Muskie Monument, Location on 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. Pictured is Linda Yenawine. It Was a great day with new friends. Soon delivered to Comfort Is. This Photo was taken at the ” Cocktails with the “3 Crows” in August 2014, in Omar , NY.
The “Tree of Knowledge” all welded steel, was installed in 2013 at Hawn Memorial Library, Clayton NY 13624
Sturgeon, Welded Steel, Powder coated and mounted in Chippewa Bay, 2009′
Updated : 5/15/2021