" a one of a kind true piece of wondefulness that will increase in value as time marches on"
Monday, November 29, 2010
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
How many horns have I made so far? I think these are #56 and #57.
The big target horn makes a sweet small sound by using a sound box technique to contain the loud horn and let the sound trickle out of the bell.
This horn deserves to be in the lobby of a home or business to allow each visitor to announce that they are there, in whatever shape they wish to be in..
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Friday, September 17, 2010
We Twisted the plywood into shape and stuck the smaller end into the round hole cut in the plywood. Then the portholes were cutout and trimmed. How do you like the shape of the horn so far? Photos of actual fog horns show a long slightly tapered horn, like a clarinet, so this horn is trying to mimic that shape as well as look loud, like Gabriels trumpet.
The next trick is the bellows assembly that is the engine that runs the whole structure. And then we have to support the horn up off the ground.......
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Well, this here is the beginning of the Same Boat Horn, a large human powered fog horn to be displayed at this years Nocturne night time art festival. This horn when complete will sit on the boardwalk facing out over the ocean. Visitors can activate the horn by pushing a bellows system I am still working on. What you see is bendable plywood being slowly bent into a cone shape with a lite spray of water at night to let the wood cells reconfigure into the needed shape.
This horn is due in a month so stay tuned and watch it grow...
Sunday, August 29, 2010
This acrylic painting is slightly concave and 6ft.x2ft.. The bulk of the painting was done on the central library lawn in Halifax. The birds eye view allows the viewer to enter into the painting while they walk through the city. For reference i used google earth, sketches and photographs, but most of the time it was memory. My mind focuses on a memory of a place, street corner, building and becomes a swollen iconic image in the composition.
The painting is in my studio for 3 coats of glaze, more detail painting and sharpie detail, and will be on display this Monday for a week in the Park lane mall.
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 19, 2010
This is a video sketch of the Same Boat Horn. I am building and installing this man powered fog horn on the Halifax Waterfront for Nocturne. Look for it on the south end of the new boardwalk at the bottom of Salter street. The horn is like the bell ontop of the Eco Church, ringing out a call for salvation in a time of percieved trouble from climate change.
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
This is the sketch for my 4'x4'x2'x6' high Sea
Level Warning Horn. It is people powered with a large bellows and a horn mechanism and to be a temporary installation on the Halifax Waterfront boardwalk as an instrument of warning and hope. This piece asks the question: what are the effects of Global warming on sea levels and what can we do about it? When Halifax experiences sea level rise, then we become global partners with 600 million other coastal inhabitants who feel the same, and some places more dramatic changes.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Sunday, March 28, 2010
Halifax #1, work in progress, 31" x 62"
The beginnings of 5 new paintings for a Solo show coming up mid April in a yet to be named elegant white cube space near the corner of grit and glamour.