Monthly Archives: March 2012

My Chinese history

I’ve been thinking about my father a lot while I am here, here in the land of his birth. I wish I knew him then. He would have loved that I am working here, making my sculpture. My grandparents came … Continue reading

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Dogs

It seems like a hard life to be a dog in this neighborhood. There’s one small dog at the gate of our workshop with his owner the watchman (who also works in the workshop). This dog is very yappy and … Continue reading

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Meal time

Meal time is always exciting. Great food and good energy all around. Everyone eats really fast. The cook prepares lunch and dinner for everyone in the workshop. Simple and fabulous dishes. She talks loudly and sounds angry but has a … Continue reading

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Evolution of reclining figure

The reclining figure has come a long way since last week. Working it over and over, round and round, and eventually each problem is solved. Tanya Kukucka, an artist who has helped me in my studio often over the past … Continue reading

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Moving the big lady takes a hoist now…

These guys are the best! lots of laughs and hard work. I’ve worked with all of them at one time or another. Today after lunch I was walking by the office and Liu Cheng called to me and said “tea?” … Continue reading

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Plaster

We put on the first layer of plaster on the bottom of the figure first, the nails as a guide to the estimated ideal depth (just to start with). The two guys Mr. Zhang and Mr. Fong helped me all … Continue reading

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Back in China… again

I’m back in China, same place, to make a couple more large figures. To start with, a reclining figure about 3.5 meters long. Yesterday, my first day here, I confronted the big white styrofoam reclining figure…always unsettling to see it … Continue reading

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