Lotus Flower Box 2

 

Nelumbo nucifera, also known as Indian lotus, sacred lotus, bean of India, Egyptian bean or simply lotus, is one of two extant species of aquatic plant in the family Nelumbonaceae. The sacred Lotus is an important symbol in Hindiusm and Buddhism as it represents perfection rising from above the mud. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Lotus Flower Box 2

 

Lotus Flower Box 2

 

Lotus Flower Box 2

Wet clay model

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

The Siberian Ice Maiden, also known as the Princess of Ukok (Russian: Принце́сса Уко́ка), the Altai Princess (Russian: Алтайская принцесса), Devochka and Ochy-bala (Russian: Очы-бала, the heroine of the Altaic epic), is a mummy of a woman from the 5th century BC, found in 1993 in a kurgan of the Pazyryk culture in Republic of Altai, Russia. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

 

Siberian Ice Maiden

Wet clay model

Pegasus 3

 

In Greek mythology, Pegasus was sired by Poseidon and sprang from the gorgon Medusa's blood upon being decapitated by Perseus. The loyal Pegasus carried thunderbolts from Olympus to Zeus until he was tamed by Bellerophon and assisted the hero in slaying the Chimera. Like dragons, mythological winged or flying horses are also present in other cultures: Buraq in Islam, Chollima in Korea, Tianma in China, and the steed of the Norse Valkyries. I think the concept of flying horses were naturally to early man what our vision is today for flying cars. Artistically, this majestic creature evokes beauty, strength, and freedom. This is actually my third version. Version 2.0 here. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

 

Pegasus 3

Wet clay model

Mountain Lion 

 

The mountain lion, also known as the cougar, puma, panther, or catamount is a large cat species native to the Americas. This piece is dedicated to all my friends and family in California during the COVID-19 pandemic. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

 

Mountain Lion

Wet clay model

Sherlock Holmes

 

"To a great mind, nothing is little."

 

One of my favorite literary characters of all time, Sherlock Holmes was the creation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and first appeared in 1887's A Study in Scarlet. Conan Doyle claimed he based Holmes on Joseph Bell, a surgeon at the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, whom he met in 1877 and had worked for as a clerk. However, the greatest influence on the popular image of Holmes was perhaps Sidney Paget, the artist who illustrated Holmes and Watson for the Strand Magazine. Paget based Holmes' likeness on his older brother Walter, also an artist and whom was actually the intended illustrator the Strand meant to hire for the Conan Doyle's short stories. My sculpture is a tribute to Paget's work and a composite of a few actors that portrayed the iconic detective: Basil Rathbone, Peter Cushing, and my personal favorite Jeremy Brett. My thanks again to the Ceramic Art Studio and Shop.

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

 

Sherlock Holmes

Wet clay model