Remember the Jeremiah Tree sculpture? If you don’t know what I am talking about or just need a refresher, click here. This sculpture was a part of the international art competition held in Grand Rapids, MI called Art Prize. You can read more about my time there, here. I am not entirely sure why I decided to make my first sculpture (the Jeremiah Tree) since most of the work I make is on the wheel. It was so fun to make and a good challenge for me as an artist, too. I have been itching to make another sculpture. It is going to be another tree. I have a whole series I would love to try to develop. Space is my issue here, so I don’t know how many of them I will actually get to create at this point in my career. I still need to come up with a title for this piece so I don’t have to call it “the new sculpture”. This tree is going to be fully three-dimensional and stand about 2-3 feet tall by about 3 feet wide. I want to create a river bank tree that has grown out over the water with some crazy and detailed roots. Yesterday I pieces together my river bank knoll and tree form, and began to alter and shape the tree. I need to add quite a bit to the root structure, add branches, and bark. This is just the very beginning, but I wanted to share in the process and give you some images of the work along the way (even if they are just camera phone images). When this sculpture is completed I am definitely going to enter this into some sort of competition. I may try for Art Prize again, or perhaps another competition. I hope you will follow my work as this new sculpture comes to life.