I love to create cast-paper sculptures encompassing highly fluid, expressive, and sensuous surface textures. In order to accomplish this goal, I literally had to develop an entirely new process of making sculpture.
This process involves me using thermal tools such as soldering irons and wax needles to “hot draw” my images on the surface of insulation board (Styrofoam). The heat generated by these tools penetrates the surface of the insulation board, establishing my “line” while also defining the surface texture. By "hot drawing" drawing on the surface of the Styrofoam I am also creating a sunk relief, which I then use as a mold to cast a bas-relief of my "hot drawing" by packing the surface of the mold with archival cotton linter pulp. Once the pulp dries, I gently remove what is now a beautiful cast-paper bas-relief of my "hot drawing" from the mold.
If you would love to see my cast-paper sculptures "in the flesh" , a number some of which have never been shown in the SW Florida area then please join me at The Tranovich Gallery at the Art Centers of Bonita Springs is conducting a major retrospective of my 40 year career as a sculptor from December 6th through the 26th. The show includes a full range of my sculpture from the traditional to the avant-garde in media including bronze, paper, and Styrofoam. The opening reception is Friday December 6th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. There is no charge for this event and all are welcomed to attend.
"The Irish Girls" A bas-relief sculpture of a women with an Irish Wolfhound: handmade cast-paper & acrylic on canvas. 24" high by 30" wide by 1.5" deep. $1,900 (unique)
"Lady in Red" bas-relief sculpture of a woman in a red corset. Handmade cast-paper & acrylic on canvas. 24" high by 18" wide by 1.5" deep. $750 (unique)
"Surf's Up" Abstract bas-relief sculpture of the seashore. Handmade cast-paper & sea shells on canvas. 48" wide by 24" high by 2" deep. $1,400 (unique)
"Braided" a bas-relief sculpture of a woman and her horse. Handmade cast-paper & acrylic on canvas. 30" high by 24" wide by 2" deep. $1,500 (unique)
"Tanglewood" a rhythmic bas-relief sculpture in handmade cast-paper and acrylic mounted on a silk covered box frame. 48" high by 60" wide by 4" deep. $9,500 (unique)
"Black Star" Highly textured bas-relief sculpture in handmade cast-paper and acrylic on foam. 30" high by 24" wide by 2" deep. SOLD
"The Raven Knows" a bas relief sculpture inspired by Edger Allan Poe. Handmade cast-paper, acrylic, and Styrofoam on canvas covered wood box frame. 48" high by 48" wide by 4" deep. $7,500 (unique)
"Marilyn" a bas-relief sculpture portrait of the iconic actress Marilyn Monroe. Handmade cast-paper & acrylic mounted on textured foam. 24" high by 20" wide by 2" deep. $950 (unique)
"Irish Wolfhound" a bas-relief sculpture portrait of an Irish Wolfhound. Handmade cast-paper & acrylic on textured fabric. 16" high by 20" wide by 1" deep. $1,200 (unique)