It's been a busy season so far at the Galleries. I sold the plaster fish relief "Still Waters" and decided that it was time to break out the plaster and do some more casting. The framed fish reliefs have been well received at all three galleries - Saltwater Artists, River Arts, and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, and it is always nice to have something ready ahead of time for the Brunswick10x10 show in the Fall.
When coming up with designs for the fish reliefs, I try to create a composition that suggests some sort of interaction between the fish "characters". As with most of my work, I am trying to freeze a moment in time that suggests a story. The size of the reliefs (about 6 1/4" x 6 1/4') and the limited cast of characters (the 2 different original wooden fish carvings that I use to make the impressions) somewhat limits the number of potential compositions that I can create, so it may be time to grab some wood and my chisels, and some carve out some additional cast members. Stay tuned!