Abraham Lincoln, 149 Years Ago Today

Few people inspire me as much as Abraham Lincoln. Though a lot was missing from Spielberg’s new film, I enjoyed watching American history come to life. The scenery, costumes and dialogue all contributed greatly to the experience and I think the younger generation can certainly benefit from watching it. That said, I wanted to mention […]

Ancient Jewelry Making

I have never really studied the ancient art of jewelry making, but I recently heard about a new class down in New York and have to admit, I’m fascinated. I have a friend with some connections and am hoping to sit in on some of the new lessons. I wouldn’t participate, of course, but maybe […]

Some Inspiration for Matt

My grandson Matt  just moved to Manhattan and is struggling to get comfortable in his tiny studio apartment. Can’t say I blame him, I’d certainly have a hard time containing my whole life in one room. Plus, I need to be surrounded by nature in order to maintain my lifestyle. I’ve sent him William Shapell’s […]

Sedona and a Brilliant Sculpture

Recently, my wife and I had the privilege of vacationing in Sedona, Arizona. What a break from real life! While we were there, we took in an amazing art show called the Bell Rock Art Show held in the Village of Oak Creek outside of Sedona. The show was surrounded by the beautiful Red Rocks […]

An Ancient Egyptian Romance

While I was browsing through some articles about ancient art, I stumbled upon this romantic tale of two ancient Egyptian figurines. Depicting a husband and wife, the small statues were separated thousands of years ago- probably intentionally. The fragment of the wife shows a seated woman with her arm outstretched. Apparently, the style is traditional […]

The Horse: A Study

I recently began focusing on horses in my sculpting class, as I feel they are a significant part of both human and art history. They have graceful lines and distinct features, which makes them an intriguing and satisfying study, and so far my students feel the same. I believe I’ve mentioned Phoenix Ancient Art in […]