Wow, I can’t believe it’s already been two weeks since I was at Art in the Park! When I started this blog, I had intentions of writing every couple of days; I see now that it’s been almost three weeks since my last post. Lots has been going on, and the task of writing to keep up with it has seemed overwhelming.
BangZ Salon has had the new doors that I will be creating the artwork for on order for months, but has only received them this past Friday. I was very hesitant to proceed further with the artwork without having the doors; now that they are here, full speed ahead! The break between working on the handrails and the door artwork did allow me time to create a couple of pieces for Art in the Park; I’ve posted pictures below. Both pieces are 100% hand forged. The trellis measures 29″ x 44″, and is about 3 1/2″ thick. Though intended as a wall-mounted objet d’art or sculpture, I can picture this motif being used as a fireplace screen or a panel in a railing. I created something similar for a residence in Sparta NJ that served to divide the space between the kitchen and living areas. I have pictures of it posted if you follow the link on the right side of this page to a slideshow of some of my recent work. The andirons are forged from 1 1/2″ thick square bar. Both pieces are available for sale, please inquire if you are interested.
I’ve also been able to complete a private commission for some handrails, pictures coming shortly, after I’m done with installing them. Other time has been spent working on proposals for potential future commissions.
I’ve had a couple of visitors to my studio this past week. One was from Israel Cronk, General Manager of BangZ, who was really pleased with what he saw of the completed handrails. Israel has posted a couple of photos of his visit here. One of my oldest and closest friends, Jackie Yarmo, visited with her camera as well. Jackie took over 600 shots, and has sent me a selection of those she prefers. I am really looking forward to sharing them and am working on assembling them into a gallery for this site; more in a future post.
I’d be delighted to hear from anyone visiting this site. If you feel inclined, please leave a comment saying hello, and perhaps where you’re from. I seem to be getting a fair number of visitors here, but seldom do I know who they are, apart from being a statistic.
Charlie at Art in the Park. Photo by Susan Ross.