January I had the privilege of being an invited artist to the the Coors
Western Art Show in Denver,Colorado. This was held in conjunction with the
annual National Western Stock Show. I showed three pieces and besides
meeting lots of fine folks I'm happy to report that I received a second
choice award for
"Eternal Gain". As a result of someone seeing my work at this
January show I was
to be a featured artist in Longmont, Colorado at the New Creation art show
being held on March 23rd. One of the sculptures that I will be showing is
which I have recently put on a new base of mesquite burl. The carved base
features a violin and piano keys emerging out of the base and flowing up to
the musical score.
Here's a brief update on some new pieces that I have recently finished and
also some upcoming pieces
that I'm working on. I have completed several new "Bronzewoods"
. This is a completely new medium that I am developing that I don't
believe has ever been done before. People that have seen it are
fascinated and it's rare that they can pick out the transition point of the
bronze and juniper mingled together. I have just finished a
Determined 2" peregrin falcon as a follow up to last summer's premier sculpture in
this series. I have also done
"Bronzewood Purpose of the Wings1" and "Bronzewood
Purpose of the Wings 2" which are both eagles.
of the interest and success of the Bronzewood series I have also cast two
crosses in bronze,
"Bronzewood Victory Tune Hanging" and
"Bronzewood Victory Tune Standing". These are convincing bronze castings
of my juniper and mesquite crosses in 100 % bronze. Many people could
not tell which cross was wood and which was bronze after seeing them side by
Iím also excited about some crystalline alabaster that I
found. When the piece is finished it looks like ice and mother-of-pearl. It
is really tricky to carve, but it is worth the effort. Iím doing a horseís
head that is 6" tall on mesquite.
It is a wall mounted piece and it is coming out well. Iíve also begun a
commission of an angel that is 18" tall that is a mixture of pure
crystalline and bone colored matrix streaked with crystal and orange. I
canít wait to see it finished!
Except for the World Wildfowl Carving Show in Ocean City,
Maryland during the last weekend in April and a time of teaching at Pam and
Jim Krausmannís at Gwinn, Michigan in late August I will be staying
around Colorado this year.
I have just posted a new article in the
Carverís Corner area of the website on "Creating Movement in
This is an in depth look at lines and planes and getting them to work for
you in a sculpture. It includes the outline which is the same one I use when
I teach the class. I think you'll enjoy it
Be sure to check out the website
www.parablesinwood.com for our new 2003 calendar if
you haven't already done so. The "Bronzewood" crosses that I mentioned above
are available for sale on the
Sale" page along with some other new pieces like
For my friends in Texas, I will be speaking at Graceview Baptist Church in Tomball, Texas on April 6th and will
have a stopover in Dallas prior to speaking in Tomball.
Thank you for your interest in my work.
May God bless you,
J. Christopher White