Category Archives: Outdoor Sculpture

Deer Under Water

TREAD FIXIT Sculpt

From the Artist

Your product FIXIT Sculpt was suggested to me by an artist friend for use on an upcoming public sculpture project. The project, TREAD is a temporary sculptural installation, that at low tide depicts a pair of deer perched atop stilts, walking among an abandoned piling field in Casco Bay in Portland, Maine. This scene will evolve as the tide moves in; to a view of the partially submerged deer swimming – striking a vivid image of urgency and survival in the wake of rising sea levels.  The deer, represented here as a pair of young bucks, have become a displaced species relegated to foraging the shore for their survival. Outfitted with stilts, they ‘make do’ amidst the setting of an abandoned piling field (a forest of former trees ) and the hulking modernity of enormous cruise ships docked at Ocean Gateway. The scene is both peaceful and precariously fragile.

Having received permission from the city of Portland, TREAD is scheduled to be in the water from August to November (2019*). This represents my most ambitious project to date conceptually and technically. I’m working with an engineer to ensure the sculptures will survive the tides and weather. In my research to find the right material, most of the solutions are either too expensive (cast bronze) or toxic (fiberglass resins).  Aves’ reputation for its durability and low toxicity are appealing for sure. The two deer will require a significant amount of Fixit Sculpt (as well as other costly structural materials). I estimate about 150 lbs.

TREAD

“In the space between imagination and reality is an attempt to better understand the human role in the natural world. This particular tale tells of the effects of rising seas and habitat encroachment.” — Andy Rosen.

Andy created TREAD, a sculpture in Casco Bay, Portland, Maine, as a part of Art for Science Rising, which supports public-facing art that highlights the importance of science to protecting our health and safety. Find out more at https://act.ucsusa.org/ArtForScienceRising

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Andy Rosen
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From the Artist Your product FIXIT Sculpt was suggested to me by an artist friend for use on an upcoming public sculpture project. The project, TREAD is a temporary sculptural installation, that at low tide depicts a pair of deer perched atop stilts, walking among an abandoned piling field in Casco Bay in Portland, Maine....

The Gardens of Myth

Gardens of Myth

Artist: Kendall R. Hart

It was the beauty and fantasy inherit in a botanical garden that first inspired my vision for Gardens of Myth. I have worked for years installing life size dinosaur shows in such venues and my own love of mythological creatures suggested the idea. Botanical gardens so easily transport us into a world too lovely to believe, really, a fantasy realm. The marriage of flora and fantastic fauna was just as natural. Picturing the creatures from the campfire stories of the world’s peoples in these environments spurred me into designing Gardens of Myth. I wanted to bring those creatures into our world.

Meet the Maker

About Gardens of Myth

Gardens of Myth is a collection of life size, super realistic sculptures depicting the creatures of myth from around the world. These creatures are familiar today in popular culture through great works of literature and modern movies such as The Lord Of The Rings and Harry Potter series.

Each sculpture is handmade and painted by the artist Kendall R. Hart and his team.  They range in size from the tiny fairies to the dinosaur-sized dragon. These works of art are sturdy enough for prolonged outdoor display and are sure to capture the imagination of all who view them!

About The Artist

“Professional sculptor, painter, illustrator, graphic and web designer, Kendall R. Hart’s artistic mindscape was shaped after seeing Frazetta’s Death Dealer. Inspired by fantasy and surrealism, but also by the exaggerated realism of Norman Rockwell, his greatest wish is to share his visions with the world both in 2D and 3D. Having obtained a BFA and studied graphic design, with many years of corporate art direction and freelance experience, he has cultivated a wide range of skills with an ability to combine both the traditional and contemporary. His art and design can be found in graphic novels, books, websites, toy and horror film concept art, America’s major haunt attractions, natural history museums, and private collections.

This award-winning artist specializes in the sculpture of life-size creatures. Whether it is a commission from a pop culture enthusiast or a prehistoric beast or one of the many oddities meandering in his mind, Mr. Hart delights in filling our world with carefully designed and detailed sculptures. He has created the world’s first life-size Kobold, which is the beginning of his personal collection of life-size creatures for traveling exhibition. When sculpting, he has made innovation of technique and use of material his study. And from live sculpting demonstrations to talking to a classroom full of students, he has made sharing his passion with others his practice.

Kendall R. Hart grew up in Illinois in the 1980s. His journey to monster maker began as a child in the 1980s, wanting to recreate his favorite characters,  experimentingwith art to the point of playing Frankenstein with dinosaur figures to make his own toys. Cutting the plates off a Stegosaurus, gluing them on the back of a T-rex, hidingthe damage from mom, and creating his own custom Godzilla toy! The ability to bring whatever he wanted into our world was the magic art held for him. And the spell endures. After cave-painting in the womb, he was born in Alton, IL and raised in Carlinville, IL and currently resides with his clan south of St Louis in the Northern Ozarks with residences on both sides of the Great River. Make art, buy art, read books, and love easily!

You can find a gallery of this artist’s works at grimstonestudios.com

E-message: [email protected]
Monitor me from the shadows at: facebook.com/kendallrhart

 

Artist: Kendall R. Hart It was the beauty and fantasy inherit in a botanical garden that first inspired my vision for Gardens of Myth. I have worked for years installing life size dinosaur shows in such venues and my own love of mythological creatures suggested the idea. Botanical gardens so easily transport us into a world...

Building a Rock

Bonsai Tree

by Cheryl Sykora

I have a really short needled, mother nature developed ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, bonsai that is best shown as a semi-cascade. If everybody remembers the earlier article on ponderosa pine, short needle ponderosas grow naturally in areas of the Rockies. The ponderosa, when tipped sideways to achieve the semi-cascade, exposed a long thinner section which was more likely barked root rather than trunk. This “stalk-like” area was distracting to the overall appearance of the tree.

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by Cheryl Sykora I have a really short needled, mother nature developed ponderosa pine, Pinus ponderosa, bonsai that is best shown as a semi-cascade. If everybody remembers the earlier article on ponderosa pine, short needle ponderosas grow naturally in areas of the Rockies. The ponderosa, when tipped sideways to achieve the semi-cascade, exposed a long...

Little Free Library

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I'm very pleased with how the LFL turned out. The look is a close approximation of the actual Trinidad Memorial lighthouse. Applying stucco would have been messy, and harder to work with. The Apoxie was perfect!   Below are photos pre and post paint. 92 lbs of Apoxie used (yellow purchased from you, and 16 lbs...