These are a few of the new works in progress. I am using my Garage studio which I call, "Kramer's Art Womb". i am running out of time weather-wise...and not sure how or when i have chance to continue...when water from the hose need be turned off. (where i live we get very cold weather). No sink in the studio or running water. The work is made like most of my work in a rather primitive way. I envy those who know how to use tools. I have some such as: tin snips, hammer, staple gun...but for the most part I put things together in the very same way I had as a child. It all comes intuitively. This presents both pros and cons. I like to play with the work in early stages...adding some things to it and perhaps some stay and some may be tossed.... the work comes into its own on its own time. The forms are made thus far of mortar mix , steel mesh, pigment pieces of tree limbs...rope, etc... I hope you enjoy some of the following photos of this 'Family of five" journey. I will try to add more photos later on. Thank you for your visit and Please feel free to comment if you so wish. Cheers!
DMK. November 9th 2022
"Mr. Bojangles" Mixed Media Sculpture is on exhibit at the DAM - The Detroit Artist Market Gallery. This Exhibit was juried by Srimoyee Mitra. Reception July 15th 2022 6pm- 9pm
4719 Woodward ave, Detroit, MI. 48021 Show is up from July 15th to August 6th 20022
gallery number- 313 832 8540
I am very happy and grateful to be selected into this show and welcome you to stop on by if you can while the work is up.
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Today I am sharing a few recent photos of the work "Elea" in progress and also adding a few earlier photos of the work. At this stage of the game- I am going to let the work 'cook' for a bit before completing her. I have changed the patina several times....usually Just adding pigment to the cement mix, and in a rather spontaneous fashion. This way of working allows me to play with the form and colors. I am not quite sure where she will lead me...but have an idea. I need to obtain more cement supplies and work on getting a proper heater for my studio in order to work on this in the colder months. I have no running water so must depend on a red wagon to help me carry the buckets of water. This will be challenging in the winter months as we have to turn off water outside. Other then the strain on my spinal disabilities - i do not mind working this way as it keeps things simple and primitive in some ways that seem to keep the work fresh and Raw. I seem to adapt fairly well to creating in such environment and this way of working can influence how the work develops to some extent. For now_ i will add photos of the various stages of her progress. I enjoy using Buddy Rhodes Vertical Mix and Ramp for the Cement mixtures. I usually will add some fiber to the mix and the pigment. I am awaiting some white cement to be used with pigments for top surface.
Elea has bits of pigment added at this stage.... added a photo of one of my photos from a wonderful trip some years back while visiting the Adirondacks in NY.
I worked some on 9/11 in garage studio and felt inspired to make a photo montage....in honor of the lives that were taken during the tragic bombing 20 years ago. The eyes in Elea are from a photograph of my eyes.
the photo on the bottom right is where our girl is at presently. I am not waiting to get my white cement shipment.
I will share some WIPS of a cement sculpture I am working on. I decided to call her "Elea" who is the Goddess of Empathy and Sorrows. Like with most of my artwork that I create - she is rooted in intuition and lives in the shadows of my soul. I have witnessed and felt a lot of sorrows this past year and making her has helped me to channel some of the emotions that go with this. l have enjoyed working with her ...and very grateful to have the wonderful company or our dog, CeZanne Blue by my side. He has been thru some ups and many downs and we are Truly blessed to have him in our lives still. He loves to watch me work and truly is my studio-dog.