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Roughing in the head
Other Side of Eden
Andrew's sculpture Other Side of Eden has proven to be one of his most popular and intriguing works. Originally cast in 1980 in a 22" version (edition sold out) Andrew, always seeing the work much larger, on his own created and cast a 62" version in 1991 (edition of 9 with 4 left). In 2003 a 37" version was commissioned by a patron in an edition of 12 (5 left in this edition).
This work holds a very special place in Andrew's heart as it was the very first sculpture that 'appeared' to him completely finished…in his mind's eye. As many of you know Andrew's career started in a ballet studio drawing dancers, both in motion and at rest, just as his artistic hero Degas did before him. Andrew had already begun to sculpt, but would still visit the studios and draw the dancers. One night a male dancer completing the last grand jeté of a series crashed into the studio's wall. Andrew had in that moment a flash of inspiration, and actually saw the dancer going through the wall.
Finally, 35 years later - this magnificent work will be brought to life in a monumental version thanks to supportive (and thrilled!) patrons Thomas H. and Mary Steffek Blaske in Ann Arbor Michigan. This fifteen foot work is expected to take a year to complete. We will, of course, keep you all updated on Andrew's progress on this exciting commission.
'Pointing up' the back upper half
Second layer of clay on the wall
At Open Studio 2014, Gallery director and Andrew's wife Patricia did the honors of unveiling Andrew's most recent bronze: Echoes – a work that the artist had sketched in Chicago last October, a day after drawing in the company class of the Joffrey Ballet.
Echoes is an edition of eight (though number one has sold) and the next in the edition is currently on schedule to be cast at River Studio's foundry, so Patricia is now taking orders for the next sculpture in this edition!
Click on the image to see the dimensions, editions and price.
Andrew's recent sculpture Tango! (click to see larger) made its debut appearance at a special benefit for Ventfort Hall on June 21st. For now, you can see these works here (click on each picture to see the dimensions, editions and price), or at our gallery in Lenox, MA.
The work features a pair of dancers passionately embracing in the midst of a tango dance and measures 23"h x 23"w x 8"d (and is an edition of 8). It is mounted on an elegant walnut and black marble base.
Sunshine & Moonlight
Two new sculptures - and a new sculpture category: "Jugglers, Jesters and Musicians!" Many lovers of Andrew's work have exclaimed over previous works such as The Juggler, Jester, Rapture, etc. and with the addition of these new works Andrew has decided to set up a new category in his online Sculpture Gallery to showcase works of this type. For now, you can see these works here (click on each picture to see the dimensions, editions and price), but stay tuned - we'll have the new category up and 'browse-able' soon!
Three Different Note card Sets!
Andrew is now offering 3 different note card sets: a pastel series featuring Angels, a series of bronze Dance Sculptures and a pastel series based on sketches created in Dance Studios. These make excellent gifts to share your love of Andrew's work with friends. Call the studio with questions or to order!
(Click here to see a slide show of Andrew's Angel Pastels)
(Click here to see a slide show of Andrew's Dance Pastels)