Sculpture of various medium

Multi-medium Sculptures by John Foster

The following sculptures were created from the early 1990s to the present. Some are stone and others are of a variety of mediums.

All works of art are available as prints on canvass and acrylic.

Additional photos will be emailed upon request.

All offers will be seriously considered! Please add cost for professional shipping…or my wife and I will deliver the piece at our cost, continental USA only (gas and motels if required). The latter being the safest method of shipping.

         Prints on canvass…$40 to $100

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“Porcelain Bird Flying”

$19,750.00         Prints on canvass…$40 to $100

with free delivery by artist and his wife to any safe location within the Contiguous United States!

Created in the mid 1990s – see write up below:

The “Bird Flying” was the result of a vivid dream one morning in the mid 1990s. It was such a powerful dream, I got up out of bed and rushed to the studio/shop to start cutting different types of wood for the base. I plunged on, my creative instincts consuming my entire being. A few days later my cousin and his wife stopped by to see us. As I was still working in the studio, the door opened and my cousin’s wife walked in. She yelled, “Oh, that’s the most unusual, beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!” Right then, I knew I was on to something. During the next few years the sculptor blood within me poured out more bird sculptures, bears, human heads, humorous heads, abstract stone, and finally stone flower sculptures!

As it turned out, my wife and I loved it so much, we put it in the center of our living quarters. It’s been there for over twenty years now.

But we are getting old, so it’s time to let our favorite seagull “Bird Flying” of the entire world fly away.

The bird flying is fired white porcelain. It’s feet are crafted with brass rod, foil wrapping, and aluminum webbing. It is held in flight over the Cat Tails with a sturdy steel rod that is inserted into the bird’s body. The bird can be pulled off of the rod for shipping. The bird normally is held to the rod with a small cross rod and a hole molded into the bird’s body. The small cross rod normally keeps the bird from twisting.

The supporting rod is simply slipped into the wooden base with a small cross rod on its bottom end. This allows the supporting rod to be pulled out for shipping.

The base was as much fun to create as the bird. I took lots of time figuring what types of wood to use. I especially considered the patters of the wood grain and color. And I created a horizontal and vertical pattern that would be pleasing, as well as structurally sturdy. I used clamps in every direction to glue and screw the several wood pieces with permanent glue and a few screws. I then used my unique modeling senses to create the final form. I sprayed it with permanent semigloss coating to finish it off. As I was modeling the wooden base, the form reminded me of a mountain.

The Cat Tails were as much fun as the bird and base. I experimented with different materials until I settled on Aluminum leaves, brass stems and wooded tails, which I laminated and coated just like the base to give the sculpture a sense of harmony. It was especially fun doing the tails.

The small wooden/brass cat tails and the white acrylic and brass grass were more tedious in their placement. I tried different locations on the base, but finally settled on the locations where you see them now. It gives the entire sculpture an aire of continuity.

There is one thing you should know though. At first my wife and I placed the sculpture in a local art gallery. The owner loved it so much, she placed it in the center of her gallery. But she had a good sized dog who normally kept her company in the gallery. And she found he, her dog, also loved the “Bird Flying” sculpture so much, he took his naps by it…every day…sometimes all day. He eventually found he loved it so much he laid his head upon the base as he slept. And this did damage to some of the white acrylic grass…which I have repaired…and will repair again if it ever is damaged again by a dog, a human being, or otherwise.

You need to know that, should you decide you love this “Bird Flying” as much as we do, we will dust it off, clean it, and repair anything we see. We will deliver it to you to any safe location you desire in the contiguous United States.

Please note the photo of the “Bird Flying” with my painting of “The Lady & The Bird” and one of my sculptures of a dozen stone flower Roses. They also are offered on Saatchiart.com. If you decide you would like to enjoy all three in your home or establishment, I will offer you a special lower price…i.e. if it is alright with Saatchiart.com.

We wish you nothing but all the best of everything, love, roses, paintings, and “Bird(s) Flying.”

 

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alabaster bear 1 front jpg      SCULP1801

$7,000 Alabaster Bears – Mother & Cub.   It was made from a large piece of white Colorado Alabaster.

         Prints on canvass…$40 to $100

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alabaster bear 2 right.jpg jpg      SCULP1802

$5,000  Alabaster Bears – Mother & Cub 2.    It was made (carved) from pink/gray Alabaster. Pick up at studio only, or I will personally deliver it at my cost.         Prints on canvass…$40 to $100

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rockin et left jpg    SCULP1803

$499  Rock ‘N’ Rocks or “Rocks of Ages.” It was created using a variety of Granite types and steel rods.

         Prints on canvass…$40 to $100

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frt     SCULP1804

$7,000  Good Eats.    It was created using various types of hardwood, aluminum, brass, steel, and fired white porcelain clay…as well as a piece of fossilized coral.

 

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     SCULP1805

$12,000  Duality – 2 Birds Flying.    It was created using various types of hardwood, aluminum, brass, steel, clear and white acrylic, and fired white porcelain clay…held together by high-tech permanent glue and steel rods.

 

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stone face right jpg      SCULPT1806

$300 White Marble Happy Face.   It was carved from a piece of White Alabama Marble.

 

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       SCULP1807

Mixed Emotions prints on canvass and acrylic only...various sizes range from $40 to $100.   The original was carved from a piece of Cedar wood.

 

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      SCULP1808

He Who Laughs – prints on canvass and acrylic only….$40 to $100.   it was molded by the multiple hands of my children and I…from a chunk of Denver, Colorado garden mud. It since has given in to the trials of time.

 

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   L1803

$3,500 Stone Flower Lamp No 3.     It was created from multiple types of stones and gemstones that I have collected from Canada, the USA, and various sources around the world. The blossoms were hand carved under water using diamond tools. The leaves and stems were hand crafted from steel and brass. The entire table lamp sculpture is coated with crystal clear acrylic to protect from stains and to bring out the beautiful natural colors of the stones. It is presently being used by my wife and me. …..make an offer!

 

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       L1804

$6,600.00    “Large Table Lamp Sculpture”   + shipping or personal delivery   Lamp shade not included.

It was created from multiple types of stones and gemstones that I have collected from Canada, the USA, and various sources around the world. The blossoms were hand carved under water using diamond tools. The leaves and stems were hand crafted from steel and brass. The entire table lamp sculpture is coated with crystal clear acrylic to protect from stains and to bring out the beautiful natural colors of the stones.

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