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I did not participate in any of the women’s rallies yesterday, but here is my small protest sign. Several months ago I worked on a modification to the women’s gender symbol. Well, today its meaning is enhanced. Mr. Trump said yesterday that he will work for all Americans. That we the people will run this […]

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Caring for Heron’s Dream

Yesterday was a beautiful fall day; perfect for a touch-up on Heron’s Dream. This kinetic sculpture, a collaboration between The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, the town of Acton’s NARA Park, Carolyn Wirth, and myself, was installed after the pond froze last winter. The grant process, town approvals and contract negotiations meant that I could not fabricate […]

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Nara Park sculpture name

Usually I name my sculptures myself, but there’s a first time for everything. During a celebration bash that was held June 1 at Nara Park in Acton, MA, a kinetic sculpture that I built, based on a design by Carolyn Wirth, was dedicated. The Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council, a division of the Massachusetts Cultural Council, which […]

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Commission for Nara Park

It wasn’t snowing when we installed this sculpture  in Nara Park, but the little pond was frozen. This commission from the Acton-Boxborough Cultural Council was a collaboration between designer Carolyn Wirth and my construction of the sculpture at my studio. Members of the Cultural Council chose the site, which is just perfect for this wind […]

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Sculpture Commission for Di & Jack Clymer

Friday and Saturday, May 31 and June 1 from 9:00-4:00, the Concord Museum in Concord, MA is sponsoring Garden Affairs, this year’s iteration of their annual garden tour. For the first time, one of my sculptures will be included In October of 2010 Di & Jack Clymer commissioned a kinetic steel sculpture that was a […]

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Revealed: Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay

During a Community Residency in at Fowler Dune Shack on the Cape Cod National Seashore, Deb Carey pointed out this survivor organism to me. When the dune eroded, most of this high bush blueberry’s roots were exposed, yet it survived and bears fruit. I was impressed. Bookmark

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Critique Groups are Empowering

You work alone developing something that has never before existed in the world. You see it from a unique perspective, but what about the rest of the world? Is this newly created entity ready for exposure? Is it balanced and complete? Does it say what you think it says? What you need is a good […]

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Wendy Klemperer: gestures of life

  My sculptures use the body language of animals to express a feeling or state of being, with motion conveying emotion. – Wendy Klemperer How did you arrive at your very expressive signature method of drawing in space with previously used rebar? Over the years I have experimented with many sculptural materials, and also painted […]

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Don’t Tread on Her

Chakaia Booker uses a lowly material to make elegant, intriguing sculptures that have rhythm and varied textures. They are durable for outdoor exhibits and environmentally considerate. She uses recycled common tires, cut up in various ways to yield textures that suggest scales, feathers, hair, basketry and other surfaces. These are wrapped around wood and steel […]

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Kalmia in action

At Maudslay Outdoor Sculpture Exhibit, Kalmia, a wind kinetic sculpture. The idea for Kalmia came from the beautifully curving shapes of mountain laurel branches I found at the park. Maudslay State park has the largest naturally occurring stand of mountain laurels in the state. The ones I used died while striving for the sun after […]

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Maudslay, an artist organized exhibit

For the past twelve years a group of artists have run an exhibit at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport, MA. This year there are 33 sculptures/installations including Kalmia, which is my wind kinetic tribute. I have participated for nine years. There is a catalogue, given free to the public, that contains the site map, artists […]

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