Friday, April 29, 2011


The latest Santos for the June show in The Dalles has a mechanical heart made in the style of a Corazone.
The two below are carved from pine, one with paint and the other is burned with a copper cross. I wasn't sure which one would look best in the box body.

Recently I took a class from Michael deMeng called “Lonely Hearts” and as the title says it was making a heart, placing it in a box, then deMenging it, not a word but if you know his art you know what I mean.
The class was great, Michael has such enthusiasm and energy that flows into his students. He is funny and has a clever wit making the day go by all to fast. I have admired his work for years and wondered how he went about creating rust and attaching plastic to wood making it look like it was done by nature. I bought his book and enjoyed reading about a third of it before I miss placed it in my house. I have been looking for a week, dang I hate that!
 Wondering about the origins of the“Sacred Heart” I sat at the computer and  read for hours and took in a ton of information.
I believe it started in the 11th century by the Benedictines , I found an interesting article and would love to condense it but would not be able to do it justice so here is a link if you would like to learn more. 
Standing tall on very large feet this Santos not only has wings it has a heart.


lynda Howells said...

Fantastic and istory to read as wellxxxlynda

Anonymous said...

REALLY like the two new Santos . . . Hope the next few weeks go well for you!


Robin Olsen said...

Catching up here and I find a load of great new Santos. Love this one and "Walking Crow" and what a great array from your class too! I love how each of them has a personality all its own.

Dayna Collins said...

Oh, you know how I love flaming hearts, so of course I love your latest creations.