It Took a Village (Palm Springs)

I decided I needed a male figure to balance out the lovely nudes crowding my house. I had inspiration for a pose from Chanel’s ad for men’s fragrance, Bleu de Chanel. And that’s my color, to which I am strongly drawn. But our sculpture class at the Art Students’ League specializes in female models.

Jean and Monsieur Blue

Jean and Monsieur Bleu

So, I got by with a little help from my friends. When cousin Josh came to Woodstock he took the pose on my porch. When I went to visit him in Palm Springs, all the guys at Tom’s Birthday Pool Party took the pose for me. I clicked away. In Woodstock the guys running on my road let me video them. And two friends in my class bared their shoulder and torso. Thanks Mark & Tony.

I am glad to say the resultant imposing sculpture, Monsieur Bleu, looks great in my house, and totally solves the gender balance concern. So, I see that I am Pygmalion. Welcome home, Monsieur Blue.

Jean and Floating

Jean and Floating

I recently showed my piece Floating at the NAWA annual show. It was well attended and exciting to hang out in a rapidly gentrifying neighborhood, Chrystie Street on the Lower East Side. Jean Georges Vongerichten restaurant, and elegant rooftop bar.

Friends, take a look at my pastels. I’m indulging my passion for color by making clouds. A completely new medium and one I am not studying, I am just doing. Like cooking. And it can be completed in hours, not months like sculpture. So it’s a fun balance when I’m concentrating on fingers and toes.

Thanks for your interest in my work. I’m working on 2 right now, sculpting from both homes.

Jean

 

Details

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The details in some of my sculptures enable me to express my playful side and incorporate meaningful objects to bring depth to the piece.