Sculpture as digital art

exploring a new direction and looking for feedback

In response to a friend’s suggestion, I am exploring increasing access to my art through digital printing. I am currently investigating printing options ranging from aluminium to paper. This is a new venture for me and therefore I am seeking feedback.

If you saw my sculptural work as a printed image in a gallery:

  • what would you find appealing vs unappealing?
  • What size would you be looking for?
  • Where in your home or office would you put it?
  • Would it be a gift or for personal use?
  • What price point would you be looking for?
  • would you prefer printed on aluminium or as a print on paper that would need to be matted and framed?
  • If you were going to give me one recommendation, what would it be?

Thank you in advance for your thoughtful consideration

Corn Moon

I as Virgo wait…
Las tres hermanas juntas,
The Earth’s bounty waits.

Maple wood carving with copper of indigenous "three Sisters":corn, squash and beans

“Corn Moon” is the latest in my Full Moon series. I’ll admit that I was stumped for ideas when contemplating this piece. It wasn’t until I read Robin Wall Kimmeremer’s book “Braiding Sweetgrass” that I began to understand the significance of the Corn Moon.

Through multi-generational observation and story telling, indigenous peoples around the world have come to understand and explain the reciprocity to each other and the land that the “three sisters” (Corn, beans and squash) embody.

Here Corn Moon is more than about corn alone. It is tall and strong allowing beans to climb and set nitrogen in the soil which the corn needs to grow. Squash with its big shady leaves that keep the soil cool and moist, has strong tendrils that explore the neighboring land looking for places to rest its fruit as it grows. We see each plant with its distinctive characteristics growing together with a mutually beneficial synergy. Not only do the plants thrive, but they give food to us in return for allocating space where they can enjoy each other’s company.

Dimensions/Materials/Methods: 7.5″ diameter; 14.5″ tall; maple, sycamore, copper, aniline dyes, pyrography