Tonight I carved another torch top and then worked on my neglected figurative sculpture. It's really time consuming, but once I start, I love working on it. This is the neck, which I've almost finished.
Today my artist friends and I worked on our collages and then afterwards visited the top floor of the library to see two art shows. The first showcased local printmakers, while the second featured zines and was having its art opening. I was especially thrilled to see work by Coum Transmissions!
I started by unsuccessfully attempting to drill out a large hole in the wood piece that I recently carved. I tried several different methods and still have not figured out how I am going to accomplish this. While problem solving, I sketched this quick fix using metal sheeting. Not sure I like it, but it's just an idea. Perhaps I'll use a flurry of wire instead?
Spent a long evening in my studio working on a new aspect of my torches project. I started figuring out how to carve the tops. This wood is really easy to carve and it was meditative to work with.
Afterwards, I organized some of my new drillbits in my cleaned-up toolbox.
My artist friend Nikki and I took a coastline day trip and while walking around found a large plant with incredible leaves. I snapped several closeup pictures. This one turned out the best.
Today my artist friend Jed treated me to a museum visit to see the Stanley Kubrick exhibit. It was very dense with information and I tried to absorb as much as possible.
I was really productive tonight in my art studio and surprisingly worked until 2am.
An especially intense fog settled on the city, so I attempted to do a little night photography, which I find to be the most challenging. The results are really grainy and not perfect, but regardless I'm happy.
Tonight I spent a few hours going to the park to collect more branches for my current torch project. Then I spent the next 6 hours cleaning some used tool cabinets that I recently received. I also cut a few drawer linings. Then I cleaned an old toolbox that I absolutely love.
Today the sun was making amazing rippling shadows. I attempted to take some pictures of my hand shadow, which did not turn out great. However, I decided to use Photoshop and greatly increase the contrast and was delighted with the final results.
Terrance Graven is a San Francisco artist whose installations incorporate sculptural elements, performance art, costumes, sound pieces, and theatrical lighting.