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Creation of “Florida Citrus 467-1”

  I purchased oranges from Florida Growers, studied the orange rind texture, saved seeds and the stem ends. I carved oranges from Styrofoam Balls. For the growth cycle, I needed to incorporate seeds,and represent sunlight, soil and water. A fluorescent tube installed behind the Water Grate represented Sunlight. The grate openings were camouflaged with Japanese Ink Float […]

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The Marvels of Manhole Covers

  The Marvels of Manhole Covers  (A Guest Contribution) Stacked Manhole Covers at Briscover Factory  in Changsha China Sewer Covers are metal or concrete plates that cover the manholes. These days, they tend to be made from a combination of concrete and cast iron in order for them to be affordable yet sturdy. They are normally […]

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The Creation of “City of Orlando”

Why I created the Sculpture Relief: “City of Orlando.” download a PDF of this story Orlando Museum of Art’s First Thursday’s Competition for January 5, 2012 was entitled “Sculpture, the Ultimate Process.” Remembering the brick pavers surrounding the Orlando Museum of Art, I thought, “Why not enter the competition with a streetscape scene from the […]

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Decorative Sculptures

Acquedotto My decorative relief sculptures evolved due to the discovery of three elegant Kuliche Frames replicating rare Museum Period Frames.  What treasures!  They were works of art in themselves. Their gilded antique sculpted forms reminded me of the frames I had seen in the Ufizzi Gallery in Florence.  I had no idea how I could […]

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Art Dilemma Or Baltimore Public Works Museum To the Rescue

What to do with the myriad of artwork I had created and manhole cover paraphernalia I had collected? That was one of my biggest problems to solve. We were moving from a spacious home with two studios to a townhouse with a small studio. If I did not find a solution, some of my largest […]