Wow, it’s been a long time since I was able to do a shop dog report. Nothing has been happening in the actual “shop”, mainly because we have been hundreds of miles away, but a lot of other things are happening.
First, the gallery in Jackson Hole sold one of dad’s sculptures that was up there still in the clay. This means that someone can see what the piece will look like, minus the color from the patina process, and order one a little cheaper. This is called a “precast” sale. This is a great way to go for the artist. Having a sculpture bronzed is very expensive, and this allows for the mold and the first casting to be done with the sale. One of the reasons we came back to the snow of northern Utah, is so dad could go to the foundry and do the patina on this newest sculpture.
And here is “Weathering the storm”
There are more pictures, and the story behind the name on Al Hone sculptures.
Mom has been super busy too. Our time in the desert enabled her to feel good, and therefore be creative. She has been working on some smaller, more contemporary beadwork pieces. These beaded leather cuffs, have been a fun and different idea.
There are a lot more to see on Desert Raven Art, as well as some beadwork that dad did. Yep, he is super multi talented!!
While we were in the desert, he finished some bags and knife sheaths to sell at Mountain man rendezvous.
So as you can see, no matter where we are, the creativity never stops.