Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sculpture Update.



                                                         
 Here are some recent pictures from when I lifted up the block several months ago. For some reason the website is not letting me post these pics on the homepage... As of Today the piece is much further along! In these pics I used an 'engine hoist' with a green strap to lift and spin the block. It also rests now on a lazy susan piece of metal that allows me to spin it around with great ease. I mark up the stone with charcoal as I work which accounts for all the dark marks.
 -Scott.
          ps. if anyone needs any bags of marble cubes let me know...

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

The Rock Show



The ROCK SHOW 
At Zeitgeist Gallery 167 Market Street, Lowell

Opening Reception on Sat. November 10, 6:30- 9 pm
The Show will run from November 10 to November 24
Gallery Hours are Wed.- Sat. 1-8 pm

Featuring stone carvings and stone installations by Jay Hungate, Bill Turville, Marcus Nechay, Yin Peet, Kevin Duffy, Scott Cahaly, and Andy Moerlein
with paintings and prints by Denise Manseau and decorated stones from the
ROCK PARTY on Nov.4
617 285-1610


ROCK PARTY" 
No, it's not rock ‘n roll, it's a party to decorate rocks for the upcoming "ROCK SHOW" at Zeitgeist Gallery- a show of all things stone, from sculpture to paintings.

People are invited to paint, collage, and otherwise decorate rocks to be in the show. 
ROCK PARTY- SUNDAY NOVEMBER 4, 1-4 pm at Zeitgeist, 167 Market Street, Lowell

Rocks and supplies are provided, but artists are encouraged to bring their own. 
A $5 donation is requested for all participants
Any finished rocks that people wish to donate will be raffled off at the ROCK SHOW Opening Reception on Sat. November 10, 6:30- 9 pm


Saturday, September 29, 2012

New Compressor.



 After many months of trying to carve a block of Italian Marble by hand, I had enough. My repetitive shoulder injury starting hurting again cause of all the hammering work. I decided it was time to start using pneumatics again. I have not used air tools since the late 90's when I lived and worked in Central Vermont. I have been carving alabaster by hand for almost a decade!
  I did a lot of research on compressors and decided to go with Sears 'Craftsman' model for a couple of reasons. One is that Sears is very close by to me and two they have a great return policy. A few weeks ago I bought a 33 gallon 150 psi (pounds per square inch) oil-less model. I liked this one cause I could just plug it into a 120 V wall plug and not have to get an electrician to wire a 240 V.
As soon as I turned on the (above) red compressor I thought an air plane was taking off. It was the loudest noise I have ever heard in my studio. I worked with it for a couple of days with earplugs and more earplugs until a neighbor mentioned how loud it was. At that point I decided to build a soundproofing box for it. I went to Home Depot and bought a bunch of 2" Styrofoam and built the big pink/purple box above. I sawed out exhaust holes on both sides and put it to the test. It did not really work and what is worse was causing a lot of heat around the compressor which is the LAST thing you want!
 The very next morning after getting up I needed to find a solution. I just realized I had to return the compressor and get something quieter. I did some more homework online about compressors and on the Sears website. For a little more money I decided to go with a smaller 27 gallon 150 PSI black Craftsman Professional compressor on wheels. I took the red one back with the great 'Craftsman' return policy and got the little black one. One thing to note about this compressor I learned is that it needs a special kind of Oil Sears does not sell. I ordered it from Loews online. I ran the unit for awhile then flushed all the existing oil that came out black. Apparently this is common in these compressors at the beginning. I added new clear oil to it and will drain it once more to make sure all the black is out!
This one works great and is MUCH quieter. The reason it is quieter is because it uses oil and has a spinning belt. This greatly reduces the noise. Though it is smaller then the red one it more then does the job and delivers air to the tools I use to carve marble. I have it up on some cushions to isolate the small vibration from the neighbor below me. I am very happy with this little guy and working away with plenty of air...

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mermaid.

                                                   Blue Mermaid
                                                    'spriit stone'
                                                       6/3/2"
                                                       2012

This little blue mermaid swam out of my studio during open studios weekend and into the private collection of a very nice women! This small sculpture started off as a fragment of one of my students pieces that was left on the shelf at the Decordove Museum School for months if not years. I saw something in it, grabbed it and took it back to my studio. This lady with a tail started to emerge and took some time doing so as this 'spirit stone' or Blue Mist alabaster is very hard, almost like marble. I think I am going to carve some more mermaids...

Friday, April 13, 2012

Scott's Sculpture Lease Program SSLP

                          


Leases contemporary sculpture(stone carving) to corporate offices, hotels, healthcare organizations, restaurants, production companies, private clients and more.

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Can you see it?




Cruising through the facebook newsfeed today looking at my social networks updates I ran into these images, one on top of the other. One a Christian religious scene and the other a Zen landscape shot. I kept getting them confused or I kept seeing similar imagery in both. Can you see the similarities in composition? The sun, Jesus, the trees, disciples, mountains in the back round. This just seemed very visually odd to me these images were right on top of each other from two completely different facebook friends...