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POSTCARDS & SOUVENIRS
was exhibited in April, 2018 at
Waterstone Gallery in Portland, Oregon

Although there were several sales, please inquire directly through email regarding availability of specific sculptures.

 

Always a walker, from his early days as a mail carrier in SE Portland, to travels far from home. Stan always remains on the lookout for “moments of significance” which tell a story. 

The idea for his recent show came out of selecting “postcards” from travels. He does memory paintings in gouache of sights both real and slightly surreal. From these, he constructs and carves wood sculptures as Postcards.  Souvenirs refer to the gifts which we collect to remind us of unique experiences.

Postcards and Souvenirs  featured 3D scenes for the wall and freestanding carved figures and animals. Since Stan has a fascination for birds and flight, he includes several small flying owls, a Crater bird with a single egg, and a Mourning dove with 9 cats on it’s back.

Travel is often about the people we meet and the long distance friendships which develop. While in Oaxaca, Mexico last November, he sat down and carved with 2 famed “Alebrije”  artists. Those sculptures went through a series of changes back in his studio and will be included as collaborations. Locally he worked with Carolyn Hazel Drake (textiles & porcelain) and David Mylin (metal) to expand the vocabulary of this show. 

Stan has been exhibiting his carved and painted figures since 1981 when William Jamison gave him his first solo show in what was to be the Pearl.  Since then the work has been exhibited and collected nationally. He carves basswood with hand tools and uses a variety of colorants for finishing. The only power tool used is a bandsaw with the remaining cutoffs often becoming his handheld “rescue dogs”

 

 
 

Surf Scooters
carved and painted wood
26" x 38" x 3", 2017

The Basque with small sheep
carved and painted wood
20" x 19" x 11", 2017

Where I'm calling from
carved and painted wood
19" x 24" x 3", 2017

The Basque
carved and painted wood
20" x 8" x 6", 2017

Hawaiian songbirds
carved and painted wood
5" x 5" x 5" ea, 2017

Cargo Express
carved and painted wood
15" x 39" x 4", 2018

Flight of white owls
carved and painted wood
4" x 4" x 6" ea, 2018

Ray and Roy
carved and painted wood
19" x 34" x 3", 2017

  Summer Lake  carved and painted wood 26 "x 36" x 3", 2017

Summer Lake
carved and painted wood
26 "x 36" x 3", 2017

Coqui's and Hawaiian Bull Frog
carved and painted wood
approx 4" x 6" x 4" each,  2018

The Gathering
carved and painted wood
18" x 24" x 12", 2017

Beach House
carved and painted wood
18" x 14" x 5", 2017

Hats and rabbits, Oaxaca
carved and painted wood
13" x 14"x 10", 2018

Giraffe in Moonlight
carved and painted wood
25" x 18" x 7", 2018

Mourning dove with 9 cats
carved and painted wood
10" x 18" x 18", 2017

A new day
carved and painted wood
12" x 10" x 4", 2017

Going Home
carved and painted wood
16" x 12" x 12", 2017

Crater bird with single egg
carved and painted wood, glass eyes
6" x 20" x 14", 2017

2 Catbirds
carved and painted wood
9" x 10" x 4", 2017

El Sharko / Oaxaca
carved and painted wood
6" x 15" x 5", 2017