Gerry Trilling’s most recent body of work, completed during a three-year residency at Studios, Inc. in Kansas City, is conversant with many artists reflecting on burdensome chapters of history through a personal lens. Continue reading
The Second National Sculpture Casting Conference was held in Lawrence, Ks. April 12, 13, 14 1962. Note the name change, the first conference was called the National Sculpture Bronze Casting Conference. This second one ditched the word “bronze” but was still all about casting.
The titles of the presentations are once again a how to for foundry work, Wax Patterns, Sprue Systems, Investments, Investment Burnout, Metallurgy of Cast Bronze, Joining and Chasing, Pagination and on and on. Continue reading
Over the years I have been to a lot of ISC conferences, nineteen in total I think, starting with Philadelphia in 1992. A number of these have involved road trips. Sometimes round trips. Sometimes one ways (fly and drive). Sometimes fly and fly, with a road trip only in the vicinity of the conference. This is the story of a relatively recent round trip: Continue reading
My sister Laura has been an artist since we were kids. When she was in her early twenties, Poco Frazier whispered in her ear that she was a sculptor. The poor girl hasn’t been the same since.
Bernard “Poco” Frazier was a professor in sculpture in the architecture school at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, Ks. It is telling that sculpture was taught and was a part of the architecture school at that time. Frazier had studied and worked with Laredo Taft in Chicago. Continue reading