Archive for November, 2007

15
Nov
07

Destination Postcard Show Opening on 11/16/07 from 5-8pm

b.a.l.m, the arts group that Shannon and I facilitate is having an art show called “Destination Postcards” in the Holiday Art Show at the Art Affair Gallery in Baldwin, KS.  The show opening reception is Friday November 16, 2007 from 5-8 pm.  B.a.l.m’s part in the show is from a gathering we had at the end of March, 2007.  I am sure there will be some type of o’rderves and drink. This is your invitation, use it wisely.  I produced two photocopy transfers on copper.  One which is called: 

“Destination: Healing”  with three cropped images of my son Caden’s head in varying positions dealing with issues surrounding his fight with neuroblastoma cancer.

Caden In Three 

The other transfer print is also on copper and is called:“Destination: Life” which there are miniature images of self portrait drawings that I have produced over the years.

“Destination: Life”

 I look forward to seeing anyone who can attend. Darin

09
Nov
07

Wooden Form Carved Sculpture – More Images

I finally had some time to take some additional pictures of this wooden form sculpture that was commissioned by friends clothing designer Philip Sawyer and his wife Anh Vu Sawyer who is the author of Song of Saigon.  This piece was a labor of love and learning.  It started out as a silver maple tree in the back of my parents yard.  When they had it cut down, I requested a few of the cross cut pieces of the stump.  I had in mind a specific sculpture that I wanted to use it for that has tusk shapes emerging from this half round form.  A couple of years later I started carving on this piece only to find that it was too small proportionally to the tusk shapes and so I set it to the side.  Philip and Anh stopped by to visit on their way back to Colorado and Shannon showed them this partially carved piece, having a flat top.  Both Anh and Philip were drawn to the piece, and Anh was ready to walk out the door with it.  Philip thought that it would be nice to have it carved out into some type of bowl type shape.  Anh consented to leave it with me and this is what I came up with after some thought and laboring.  I wanted to work with the natural large crack that had occurred during drying, and I enjoyed the process of designing these organic shapes that followed the grain sometimes, the crack and the way that I felt made the shape flow.  I had the pleasure of purchasing two new Swiss Made carving tools to use on this piece.  I love tools!  The piece was produced with mainly chisels, however I did get the rough outer texture of the form with a rough angle grinder attachment and the smooth finish on the top surface with a random orbital sander. 

Wooden Form View 2

Wooden Form View 3

Wooden Form View 5

Wooden Form View 4

Wooden Form View 6

Wooden Form View 7

Wooden Form View 1

Other work of mine is viewable at www.darinwhite.com.




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