Will did a lot of preliminary drawings, and there's a series of completed works that we're all enjoying very much. Here's one of the mid-size ones (original pencil image, 16" x 14")
Featherstone Center for the Arts
Open Daily from 12pm-4pm
through Wednesday April 8th
We all have them- they live in our homes, offices, on the porch, and at the beach.
So many of us on island use repurposed materials and structures to create warm comfortable spaces. We want to see how you the artist can find inspiration in the daily often over looked object: “The Chair”. Whether it’s painting, drawing, sculpting, woodworking, welding, reupholstering or using unconventional materials, we encourage all artists to think outside the box. Don’t be shy! Let’s create our own usable, or non usable chair, to plant our bodies or merely for decoration.
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 15th 4pm - 6pm
With record falling snow in Massachusetts this year, it's been quite the winter of shoveling! Break out (if you're in the area) and enjoy this informal presentation of some really cool chairs, right next to the recently iced-out lagoon on Martha's Vineyard Island...
Will has been getting out to Lincoln, MA this early summer to draw from a trio of these beauties who are being boarded out there. I'm looking forward to seeing what results, but in the meantime... a few pictures of the great beasts themselves, and a note:
"Fascinating to see how the hoof is still evident, even with all the fur disguising things. Also fascinated with the seemingly completely arbitrary splotches of black and white. They like both apples and carrots, but get a little pushy about it. wr"
Okay, so maybe it can be worth it, saving all those little bits of scrap lumber...
My brother sent along this photo, commenting that Will "made this out of a scrap piece of 1x4 fir."
Turned out pretty well, I'm thinking!
15 Carp. Pennsylvania Slate, 36" Square. Two stage sandblast.
This is not the most elegant way to relaunch this blog, but at least it shows the beautiful, engaged work that Will has been caught up in over the winter.
Much beautiful new stonework - more, and better, pictures will follow.
Left: Granite, "Crenellation Coil, 2013 Spring Series (1)"
Right: Basalt, "Double Spiral, 2013 Spring Series (4)"
The note I got from Will: "Did four of these, all slightly different shapes, about the same time, once I got interested in the 'loop' motif. The granite with ochre flecks [on left] is about 7" - 8" inches [one of three similarly sized stones, two not depicted here]. Basalt [on right], about 2.5" x 1 13/4". Little fellow!"
The new stone blasting site he's been using has worked out well, and there's a backlog of images that I need to put up.
Happy Spring to all!
Will is a sculptor and draftsman, living and working in Cambridge, MA.
If you have any interest in owning an artwork by Will, feel welcome to put in a preliminary query to Katya.
Artwork depicted on this site that is not given a citation may be available, though the primary purpose of this site is not as a sales center. Many singular items are in the family or private collections and NFS.
Will continues to accept commissions, as time permits.
Kristen Beaumont Reimann
(an incomplete list by reverse order of entry date by Katya - who stopped writing "polymath" at the end of each description, because it described pretty much every one of these individuals)
Dan Wilson - Musician, Songwriter, Artist.
Sandro Carella - Artist, Instructor, Musician.
George Wilson - Master Luthier - the first link is to the first of a series of videos on harpsichords George built for Colonial Williamsburg, this second is his bibliographical interview).
Julie Zickefoose - Naturalist, Author, Musician.
Martha Beck - Life Coach, Author.
Louis Bryden - Artist.
Timothy M. Sweeney, MD - Emergency Physician, Medical Illustrator.