COMMISSION FOR ANNE AND KIRK DOUGLAS
       
     
CARING IS SHARING
       
     
CARING IS SHARING
       
     
THE ANNE
       
     
PRESENTING THE SCULPTURE AT THE GALA
       
     
2017 GALA
       
     
VISITING THE DOUGLAS HOME
       
     
MY SCULPTURE AT THE DOUGLAS HOME
       
     
SKETCHES FOR CIRCUS VESSELS
       
     
WHEEL THROWN VESSELS
       
     
CARVING AND EMBELLISHING
       
     
CIRCUS FAMILY
       
     
BELOVED (maquette)
       
     
BELOVED
       
     
COMMISSION FOR ANNE AND KIRK DOUGLAS
       
     
COMMISSION FOR ANNE AND KIRK DOUGLAS

In 2017 ,The Los Angeles Mission was celebrating 25 years of the Anne Douglas Center. The center focuses on changing the lives of woman on skid row. Anne and Kirk Douglas have been influential in this work and the mission wanted to honor them in a special way. I was honored to created the piece titled "Caring is Sharing". This has been the motto of the Douglas', in their passionate work with the Homeless in Los Angeles.

CARING IS SHARING
       
     
CARING IS SHARING

24" bronze to honor the work of Anne and Kirk Douglas for their work with the Los Angeles Mission.

CARING IS SHARING
       
     
CARING IS SHARING

back view, detail

THE ANNE
       
     
THE ANNE

Each year the Los Angeles Mission, honors someone that has shown  exceptional passion for the plight of the  homeless, with their Anne Douglas Award. This year I was commissioned to create a special figure that embodied this amazing woman. We call this sculpture "The Anne". In 2017 it was presented to Catherine Zeta-Jones.

PRESENTING THE SCULPTURE AT THE GALA
       
     
PRESENTING THE SCULPTURE AT THE GALA

Pictured here with Cameron Douglas, Kirk Douglas and Anne Douglas.

2017 GALA
       
     
2017 GALA

pictured with "The Anne" award, top left: Herb Smith, president of the Los Angeles mission, David Drier, former California Congressman, Dr Betty McMicken. bottom left: Kirk Douglas, Anne Douglas, Catherine Zeta -Jones

VISITING THE DOUGLAS HOME
       
     
VISITING THE DOUGLAS HOME

A highlight for me was being invited to the Douglas home, They are such gracious people who have lived an amazing life. I was wowed by their world class art collection.

MY SCULPTURE AT THE DOUGLAS HOME
       
     
MY SCULPTURE AT THE DOUGLAS HOME

"Caring is Sharing" sculpture, surrounded by Clave, Chagal, Miro and Picasso

SKETCHES FOR CIRCUS VESSELS
       
     
SKETCHES FOR CIRCUS VESSELS

I was inspired to do a series of vessels for a fundraiser in Laguna Beach for LOCA arts education. The fundraiser had a circus theme. I thought I would do these vessels as vases and candle holders.

WHEEL THROWN VESSELS
       
     
WHEEL THROWN VESSELS

I interpreted my sketches into forms that I threw on the potters wheel

CARVING AND EMBELLISHING
       
     
CARVING AND EMBELLISHING

After throwing the form I carved and added details to give the characters life.

CIRCUS FAMILY
       
     
CIRCUS FAMILY

Finished work. Underglaze, stains and oxides , Multiple firing, the family is complete

BELOVED (maquette)
       
     
BELOVED (maquette)

The piece was created for one of our favorite organizations, INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION.  The group is committed to working throughout the world , through the legal systems, to represent the poor and powerless. Much of their work is dealing with the sex slave industry. This sculpture was inspired by a young mother  who is a thriver , and was given new hope.

BELOVED
       
     
BELOVED

This larger piece was part of a fundraiser for INTERNATIONAL JUSTICE MISSION.