This was my residency project this summer at Buffalo Creek Art Center. http://www.buffalocreekart.com/residency/
I wanted to challenge myself with a scale I have never attempted before. So I decided to start a project I have been waiting to do for about a year now, a Elephant head out of 1/8th inch plate, hammered by hand. It really pushed me, I've never done something so difficult, and what I've learned I hope to share. During this journey I snapped shaping stakes in half, swung a sledge hammer for 4 weeks, ruined my calluses, felt great loneliness, experienced great friendship, met an amazing variety of exceptional artists, and accomplished something I wasn't sure if I could do or not. It was an exceptional program that I couldn't have done with out the support of my friends, my colleges, and my amazing wife Emerald. You all helped me grow stronger as a person, thank you.
If you would like to inquire about "The Elephant" please contact https://www.fegallery.com/
The following is a collection of photo's telling the 3 month journey to completion. I apologize that there is no description but I've set it up to use as a slide show for lectures or demonstrations, so if you catch me in person and are curious about hearing how it was made just ask and we can go through it together.