Assembling the dried clay pieces of a 4’ x 5’ mural of a peacock. The 200+ pieces will have their edges cleaned up and smoothed in preparation for bisque firing. After bisque firing, the pieces will be glazed and fired to maturity. ... See MoreSee Less
Elegantly carved in glazed ceramic relief, this seven foot tall triangular pillar sculpture celebrates the Mahavakyas or "Great Sayings" of the Upanishads, the philosophical portion of the ancient Hindu scriptures. The lettering is the Devanagari script in the Sanskrit language. The Om symbol, representing infinite being or spirit, is seen at the top and the bottom of the piece. In between are found the phrases are the four main Mahavakyas: “Consciousness is Brahman (infinite spirit or reality)”, “I am Brahman”, “That (infinite being)you are”, and “This self is Brahman”. These sayings are embody the truth that the deepest reality of our individual selves is rooted in infinite being and that our real nature is not tied to the body and mind. See more at fieldscapes.com/shop/sculpture/mahavakyas/ ... See MoreSee Less
Detail of a public art piece I created for the Yamhill Transit Center in McMinnville, Oregon in 2014. The 8’10” pillar incorporated 32 relief carvings depicting wildlife, crops, and iconic scenes from the county.
The ceramic portion of a new pillar sculpture “Mahavakyas” is complete. Now for the steel! The Mahavakyas or “Great Sayings” are Sanskrit phrases from the ancient Upanishads of India which identify the essence of the individual with the universal existence behind all. ... See MoreSee Less
Anahata, in ancient Sanskrit, means the “unstruck sound.” It is the sound from which all other sounds come, and can be represented by Om, hinted at in the piece. Anahata is also the heart chakra, where the beautiful qualities of balance, calmness, and serenity can be found. Ceramic and steel, 34″h x 13.5″w x 10″d.
Friends, my recent pillar sculpture "Pollinators" (fieldscapes.com/shop/sculpture/pollinators/) will be showing this Friday evening through Sunday afternoon Nov 3-5 at the Socially Conscious Marketplace & Gallery in the Liberty Theater at 849 NW Wall Street in downtown Bend, Oregon. The event is hosted by the Little Stone Project (www.littlestoneproject.org/). I will be there from 6-7 on Friday evening during the First Friday Artwalk so come by and say hello! ... See MoreSee Less