Monday, May 01, 2006
In the modeling studio
Mr. Wick does detailed sketches and notes on his sculpture concepts. For example, the lines of an arroyo (that's Spanish for "creek") inspired the lines -- albeit vertical ones -- in one of the smaller pieces that grace his home interior. After the sketches come the small-scale plaster models. It's a very rigorous, well-thought-out process.
Many years ago Mr. Wick taught sculpting at Kent State University (his alma mater) and Ohio University (my alma mater).
Right now, Mr. Wick has an exhibit at the Denver Botanical Gardens. (see http://www.botanicgardens.org/pageinpage/wicksculpturesmain2006.cfm )