This is what I did for a living, for 20 of the 35 years I worked. I sculpted for the Major hotels, casinos, Restaurants, Disney...any and all costumers welcome. Did stuff for River Boat Casinos, Trump Plaza....it's a really long list. I loved art history...so it was research, authenticate, and sculpt. Loved it!!!
I love the history of man. I love the progression of work, and design. The Greeks built on the sculpting knowledge and design of the Egyptians. The Egyptians stylized their carved columns from the making of posts by binding reeds together. The ropes top and bottom, eventually became the Capital and the Base we still see on columns today. I didn't have any training in sculpting. I just had the desire, and when young and in school I carved wood and linoleum for relief printing. I modeled in clay a little bit, but I didn't start carving for customers until I was asked one day to carve some shells, and leaves for a Playboy club while I was at DEC working. From then on I was carving, sculpting, or modeling all the time...in between doing stained glass, etched glass, resin pours, etched brass, metal sculpting, and what ever else had to be learned real fast and done ASAP. I miss working, and being needed, and doing things that feel monumental. I like painting, but what I'm doing right now is just good, and I need to get back to painting in oils so the work looks more real. I will put up some more pictures of other things I've sculpted. Thank you for your comments and your interest. It all seems too long ago.
Oh yes, the Greeks did. Alexander the Great influenced architecture all over Europe due to the way Egypt’s architecture effected him; you can see it in Italy magnificently for one example; there are so many. A good example of how the Egyptian columns were made is looking at the ones in Karnak, Egypt. Pillars of the Great Hypostyle Hall, in the Precinct of Amun-Re. They are breathtaking. Everything about this ancient religious open-air museum is spectacular.
The work you have done in the past and present is impressive to say the least. You are brimming with talent, and it is evident from the work you produce. I always hope for enough time to look over your work and enjoy the beautiful display. I never get tired. Thanks for letting me know more about your work background. That is very interesting, and I appreciate it. have a lovely day.