Totem Project Process

Totem Project Process

Totem Project Process  The idea for a large sculpture came about after making a smaller four sided piece.  This is bigger than anything done before.  A long term project taking more time than any other work.  Collaboration with another person necessary.  Can not build...
Totality

Totality

Totality  Individual pieces become complete when placed side by side.  Finding the balance to bring out the best in each. Side by side to form a whole.  Art is many pieces creating playful designs.  Material of all different shapes and sizes.  Complement each other in...
How many coffees?

How many coffees?

How many coffees? Placing one empty can next to the other. Glue and hold in place until they are secure. Create another row. Make a change in order. Paint it black like dark coffee.  Getting it right .  Balancing one cylinder on top of the other. Circles going round...
Poetry

Poetry

Poetry Poetry is my way of speaking. It does not require many words. Emotion is too raw. Put out for all to see. Judged not by prose. Without sound yet powerful. Similar to my vibrant sculptures. Different from others. Unique but me. David Stahl...
Energy in motion

Energy in motion

Energy in motion. Moving parts. Too many directions. Tangled in a log jam. One over the other. In the middle exists balance. The force churning around. Keeping a connection. Letting the movement flow. Creating energy in motion. David Stahl...
Peaceful Place

Peaceful Place

Peaceful Place  It is becoming overwhelming. Looking around. Much more crowded. Lost in the congestion. Cringing with fear. Need to make sense of confusing thoughts. Where is the peaceful place. Hidden deep within. Just need more time. Thinking starting to slow. It is...
Puzzle Pieces

Puzzle Pieces

Puzzle pieces  Many colors and shapes Coming together to form a whole Like pieces of a puzzle Making a picture with individual frames. Now only one piece not eight Putting the sides together All remain complex Each unique within its own frame. Making new art out of...
Color of midnight sky

Color of midnight sky

Color of midnight sky  In the night time black and blue Bits of stars in darkness Crashing in the shimmer of the moon Sparkling shapes glinting silver Threaded with blue hues Tumbling around together Fused into one David Stahl ...
making my own materials

making my own materials

making my own materials pound the clay and roll it out. cut a shape and stamp a design. make many similar shapes. all alike yet not exact. form can change when stamping. creates different marks. use another cutter for more pieces. let the clay dry and fire it. choose...