Dramatic Site Specific Sculpture:
Altering Durham's Sculptural Landscape
with Natural and Salvaged Materials since 2003


* Two of my small scale pieces have been accepted in the Durham Art Guild juried show, which runs from Nov. 20-Jan. 22, 2010. The pieces are Tinbrella (for people who REALLY  like the sound of rain on a tin roof) and Digital Freedom.


You can now see a short video of the creation of my sculpture
"If Columbus Never Came", by clicking on
 http://www.vimeo.com/4709058

The video is dedicated to John Blackfeather of the
Occaneechi-Saponi tribe.

The text near the end of the video needs some improvement, which we are working on. TIll then, the same text is visible here with the still photos:

You can also check out still photos of this dynamic burn scuplture that I call a phoenix garden at this site:

www.pbase.com/d100nik/if_columbus_never_came


When you're ready to have some kind of phoenix garden/sculpture created in an open field--call me.




   
My work on this piece was featured in the Herald-Sun. It's called Castle Oak and kids in the neighborhood decorate it with their toy knights and dragons. Adults bring their out-of-town visitors by for a look. I'm about to start work on another tree sculpture in Duke Park as a gift to the neighborhood.

I've created nineteen site specific sculptures in Durham:

* "What are Trees Good For?" at the Trinity Park (corner of Trinity and Watts)

* Castle Oak 1 & 2 at 2109 Woodrow Ave. (pics above)

* "Biker Bar" bike rack at 101 E. Geer St. parking lot

* and various copper trellises, sculptural clothesline posts and more


 and during ArtWalk and the occasional Third Friday,
you can find my  work at:

Ramshackle Studio
(upstairs from the old Palms Restaurant) where I put together smaller scale "table top" pieces, such as "Waiting for Bastille Day" and "No Time for Old Time, I Scream".

In the future, you will find pics of my work here.


Contact me at fincaminor@mindspring.com to get pics and learn more.




Free Fido--a temporary installation by my wife, Chris and I, at the traffic circle in Duke Park neighborhood. The piece is a protest against the practice of chaining dogs for long periods.