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Archive for October, 2010

Working late nights on sets is pretty fun. Carpentry skills are getting pretty 733t… and i’ve got a new addition to the stable. A Rockwell/beaver table saw that is proving so useful and versatile that I wonder what I did without one.. well, I know what I did, I struggled to do everything with a chop-saw and a circular saw. This new saw lets me do so much more, so much faster, and I can’t wait till I get to use it on some more artsy stuff. Awesome.

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I’m still working on it, might come in handy someday to have one… who am I kidding, its a key marketing tool. Why is it so hard to write these things? I guess you have to have some sort of idea of who you want your audience to be… discover what they like/want; and flavour your statement/marketing to them.

Well, this isn’t my first attempt, but it IS my first real try. Be kind, I’m trying to express my work in honest and open terms.

Will Rice is a Canadian Sculptor and Painter who uses many organic and recycled materials in his work to produce blended contemporary abstractions of the natural and artificial world. Will’s work is gestural, figurative and abstract, yet also calculated and algorithmic. He creates luscious mechanical landscapes that possess all of the benchmarks of modern consumer icons and still seem composed of shapes that come of a dreamy natural evolution.  The many crisp layers and hidden depths of the pieces capture the eye and evoke a hunger for understanding and further experience. Will captures and explores the concept of material and consumption – Are the feelings we have of longing for objects related to functionality, or is that just an excuse?

Will is a fabrication/painting style artist with experience in Sand, Snow and Ice carving, a history of sight specific installation, and a preference for making art that is intimate, complex, and sometimes sophisticated.  He is available for commissions of painting and sculpture, and shows at several Galleries. He also builds sets for department stores and theatrical productions.

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So that’s what I’m working on today, in recent news, I’ve been working on a christmas window decor set for an expensive department store, mobot is about one coat and some pieces of dowel away from completion, and I’m starting to feel the End of SUMMER in my bones… and in my seretonin levels. But the Autumn so far has been an incredible, drawn-out explosion of color, and I’ve made some really great contacts. I’m actually looking forward (aesthetically anyway) to winter. Subject to actual experience, lol.

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The Green Man is a theme that I like to play with once in a while, this one carved with a die grinder and a Lancelot… Scarey tool that one.  I wish there was an alternative to it (dremel doesnt count). There is interest in a series of these.. I’d love to start on them as soon as I can. I just have to get some contractor work out of the way.

Not all the faces you see in the woods are as.. benevolent.

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I’ve decided to rename it Guardian, and you can see/purchase it at the LiveryHome.com in Fernie, BC. I love this piece and I want to make more in the series, and so I hope it finds a new home. Here it is, glittering in the sun.

Guardian of and for what?

and a couple of details.

Watch the watching "eye"

Concrete is a wonderful thing! This piece was inspired from a recurring childhood dream. The concrete is like a suspended firmament, the copper gives it power and tendrils into our world by suspending the firmament. and the Eye takes it all in.

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