Looking for funding old & new projects:
- Torontonians a new project of life-size portraits on canvas for industrial and construction workers of Toronto, has seen the light of day. Awarded funding with The RBC Art access Fund, by The Toronto Arts Foundation.
Photos: workers at Broadview Avenue.
Aesthetic and references for Torontonians project, Cuba 2006-2011.
- Pinocchio or Sawdust (an old project that I really want to continue)
A sculpture project: Resistance or “Elegua”
Recently I was able to fulfill my dream of creating a life-size sculpture. The sculpture was exhibited at Arta Gallery, in the Distillery District, from July 9th until July 28th, at the same time of the Toronto Pan Am Games.
Following my aesthetic and technique in my sculptures I worked in this, my new and Canadian project that it represents a gymnastics athlete in the Maltese cross position, in the rings discipline. It is made of copper and Zinc-Coated (Galvanized) wire, entirely made by hand, 1050 meters weaved.
Weight: 57 lbs approximately; Size: 214 cm(7′, 84″) x 143 cm (56″) x 33 cm (13″)
Muscles details & sketches for execution.
Process & progress.
As part of the process of making the sculpture, I needed to photograph athletes performing the Maltese cross. Fortunately I was able to photo-shoot several gymnasts at the Toronto Gymnastics International Club.
My gratitude to Greg Jackson, who is the Program Coordinator of the Men’s Artistic Gymnastics of Gymnastics Ontario and to Norm Loader, the Head Men’s Coach of Toronto Gymnastics International. A special thanks to the gymnasts: Andriy Tryguba; Jhon Philip (J.P.) Chua; Rodrigo Gallareta; Aaron Macritchie; Jeremy Bartholomeusz; and Nicholas Mallia.
Below I present a few of the pictures. The areas of interest are highlighted in some of them.
To see others sculptures click here
To watch a video for the Pan Am proposal click here