I've got a number of finished piece that have been awaiting photography, but I had a technical hitch with my camera and finally got that resolved this week. Just in time too! I'm going to be having a very busy month or two coming up. First off- my local town of Bloomington, Indiana is hosting an Open Studios event with something like 40 artists participating. I'm sharing an exhibit space with six others at a local venue. Everything you need to know about the event this coming weekend can be found here: Bloomington Open Studios Tour. After that, I'm off to London for a week for the International Netsuke Society Convention to meet up with old friends and new, attend some lectures, and hopefully sell some artwork. Finally- in June I'll be in Japan for a couple of weeks touring with my wife, seeing friends, and getting some artistic inspiration.
So, here's the first of a couple of new items. It's carved from warthog tusk, with inlaid accents in mother of pearl. It measures about 9cm in length.
The work fits in nicely with an on-going look into flower blooms for subject matter, as well as exploring the carving possibilities of a new material.