Wednesday, March 10, 2010

If Wishes Were Horses, Beggars Would Ride

As requested, here is a better view of the sculpture from the last post.  My sculpture instructor and Mentor Madeline Wiener would be ashamed at the condition of this piece but she was and still is a fabulous teacher and mentor.  She now conducts the Marble Marble workshops in Marble Colorado where students come from all over the country to work on a piece of pure white marble from the quary that most of the monuments in Washington come from.  What a great experience to carve stone in the woods in the mountains of Colorado!  There are other sculptors that join her in instruction and of course they are all stellar as well.  I actually had the pleasure of learning directly from her in her garage in Aurora Colorado. What a great teacher and such lovely person.

4 comments:

Caio Fernandes said...

THIS IS A REALLY GOOD WORK .
THANK YOU FOR SHING THIS MORE PRECISELY .

David-Glen Smith said...

Tonya, this is a beautiful piece, even with the "dilapidation"—some pieces work well as they fade softly.

Wonderful work!

Liv Sørvaag said...

So happy to have discovered you , through Artit .
This sculpture is so beutiful !

Tonya Vollertsen said...

Caio, thanks!

David, Thanks for stopping by.

Liv, thanks, I enjoyed looking at your work.

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