Thursday, November 28, 2019

small Swordfish Harpooner sculptures available

#106 small Swordfish Harpooner   - cast bronze - green over black patina

#114 small Swordfish Harpooner   - cast bronze  -   copper green patina

#102 small Swordfish Harpooner  - cast bronze  -  light brown patina

#8 small Swordfish Harpooner  -  cast stainless steel with cast base
#38 small Swordfish Harpooner - cast bronze  - polished bronze patina



Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Ideas fhe Cook Foundation in Gloucester, VA

Reading Dog

New Deer Park

Speedo

Tango Dancers

Cast Painted Stainless Steel Fisherman

Deer Park

Paw Stand Dog

Stainless steel Dance

Painted Stainless steel Fisherman

Cast bronze Fisherman

Jitterbug Dancers. -polychrome  cast bronze

Jitterbug Dancers. -polychrome  cast bronze
Big Red Heart - multi media - painted sculptural cement over foam and steel armature

Sunday, August 18, 2019

You are invited to a Sculpture Garden Party August 24, 5 to 7 pm


   Please come to our Sculpture Garden Party on Saturday August 24 from 5 to 7pm at 18 Wequobsque Road, Chilmark.     It looks like we are  going to have perfect weather once again!



        As part of turning 75 this summer I decided it would be fun to have a Sculpture Garden Party,   Ever since I met Marianne and my twin step daughters I have been making sculpture, most of them about the joy and magic of living as a family here on the Vineyard.   Over the last 45 years they have slowly been  been filling up our family compound in Chilmark.  


    We have had two Sculpture Garden Parties and are doing it again.  Everybody who came had a smile. It  has been fun sharing a beautiful summer afternoon among my sculptures with people who know my work but I had never met before  as well as with old friends.

    There are old pieces:

Tree Fountain made in 1976

    There are new pieces:



There are little pieces:


        So come on over and feel free to bring family and friends.


Jay Lagemann
18 Wequobsque Road, Chilmark, MA 02535
508 560 0151

Monday, August 5, 2019

Sculpture Garden Party Saturday, August 10 from 5 to 7 pm

  Share in the Joy, come to Jay Lagemann's Sculpture Garden Party on Saturday August 10th from 5 to 7 PM at 18 Wequobsque Road in Chilmark.
    Sculptures that capture the joy of family life and living on the Vineyard dot the landscape of Jay Lagemann's family compound in Chilmark.   There are couples Dancing,

Jitterbug Dancers 2019

Tango Dancers 2017

       There is a fish on the line,

Yellow Fisherman 2018
A couple of Dogs celebrating, 
Hi-Five Dogs
Or a dog quietly reading,
Reading Dog
On the deck you will find flowers and small sculptures,
The humming bird loves the blue flowers

        Come and celebrate the magic of the Vineyard and Vineyard life style that has inspired Jay to make sculpture for the last 44 years.  You are likely to run into old friends and meet new ones.  18 Wequobsque Road, Chilmark.   Saturday, August 10, from 5 to 7 PM.


Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Zz Blog Post You are invited to Jay Lagemann's Sculpture Garden Saturday, July 27. 5 to 7PM

Like Sculpture?

     Jay Lagemann is having a Sculpture Garden Party on  Saturday, July 27 from  5 to 7PM.   

     If you have spent any time on the island you probably are acquainted with Jay's work.

Photo by Susan Safford
  The Swordfish Harpoon was installed in Menemsha 25 years ago this summer.   Jay built it to honor the fishermen (and women) of Menemsha as part of the 1994 Chilmark Tricentennial. 
     Two years after the Swordfish Harpooner was built the Town of Chilmark voted to keep it in Menemsha permanently.

     The polychrome steel Swinging Jenny has been a fixture at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury as well as people's lawns and gardens all over the US.

The Dance at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury
     At Jay's Sculpture Garden there many pieces almost no one has ever seen.

The Tree Fountain was created for Marianne in 1976

There are new pieces like the Deer Park

The small sculptures that are happy to share space with Marianne's plants


     Jay's Wild Island Sculpture Garden is a magical space located at 18 Wequobsque Road, Chilmark.  Wequobsque Road is located on the left off of State Road 1/2 mile past the center of Chilmark heading west towards Aquinnah.

     Come share the joy.   Save the date:  Saturday July 27, from 5 to 7 PM.


508-560-0151
508-645-9606

Monday, July 22, 2019

Sculpture Garden Saturday, July 28. 5 to 7PM

Like Sculpture?

     Jay Lagemann is having a Sculpture Garden Party on  Saturday, July 28 from  5 to 7PM.   

     If you have spent any time on the island you probably are acquainted with Jay's work.

Photo by Susan Safford
  The Swordfish Harpoon was installed in Menemsha 25 years ago this summer.   Jay built it to honor the fishermen (and women) of Menemsha as part of the 1994 Chilmark Tricentennial.
     Two years after the Swordfish Harpooner was built the Town of Chilmark voted to keep it in Menemsha permanently.

     The polychrome steel Swinging Jenny has been a fixture at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury as well as people's lawns and gardens all over the US.

The Dance at the Field Gallery in West Tisbury
     At Jay's Sculpture Garden there many pieces almost no one has ever seen.

The Tree Fountain was created for Marianne in 1976

There are new pieces like the Deer Park

The small sculptures that are happy to share space with Marianne's plants


Jay's Wild Island Sculpture Garden is a magical space located at 18 Wequobsque Road, Chilmark.  Wequobsque Road is located on the left off of State Road 1/2 mile past the center of Chilmark heading west towards Aquinnah.

JayLagemann@gmail.com

508-560-0151
508-645-9606

Getting at the G.I.S.T. of the intestinal bleeding I had in Thailand

     Back in the middle of March I got sick on the island of Ko Phi Phi and discovered that I had intestinal bleeding. Here's the blog post that tells that story.

     When I went to the clinic I was told that it could be serious and that I needed to get a colonoscopy and endoscopy to try to find the source of the bleeding.   After leaving the clinic I went online and booked a ticket home.  This thing was really throwing a wrench in my plans.  Going home now to deal with this medical stuff was sure to delay the whole stainless steel Dance project which was already running behind schedule.

      By the next morning I the diarrhea was gone and I was feeling pretty good.  Since the blood test showed I wasn't anemic and I quickly got over the diarrhea and the intestinal bleeding stopped I figured that it was not an emergency and I could take a few more weeks to finish up the foundry work in Bangkok before going home and getting the medical procedures done.   I cancelled the flight home and had a wonderful two weeks of R&R on Ko Phi Phi before returning to Bangkok to finish up the Dance.

      I had the colonoscopy and endoscopy done here at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital on May 28,  just a few days before I headed off for Reunions at Princeton and Fieldston.   Doing the endoscopy  Dr. Pieter Pil discovered some sort of "mass" in my stomach.   He wanted me to go up to Mass General right away to get biopsy taken along with an ultrasound to find out how big the mass was, but since I had the Reunions trip all scheduled we made the appointment for June 7th.


The Tigers alway look forward to road trips and a party weekend


Great to see my old Fieldston classmates

Barbara and Peter were great hosts (as always!). What a great place to hang  out with friend on a beautiful spring day.

The '66 Tigers led our class in the P-Rade
     I was looking forward to a fun Party Weekend with lots of dancing to all the different live bands, but  knowing there was some unknown tumor down there in my stomach it was hard not to keep that gray cloud of depression fully at bay.   I didn't talk to anyone about the tumor in my stomach.  There seemed to be no point since we didn't know much about it other than that there was some sort of "mass"growing on my stomach.  It was also a bummer just to think about it.

     Around midnight Saturday night I went to check on the Tigers and see about whether I would load them into my van then or wait until morning.  When I got to the 55th Reunion Headquarters in the courtyard of Scully Hall the band had already left (the younger classes keep drinking and dancing until at least 1AM).   A cleanup crew was packing up the tables and chairs.  There were no "Security" people to be seen since everything valuable (except the Tigers) had been, or was being removed.   I thought about getting my van and packing up the Tigers.  But the van was parked a 20 minute walk away,  I was  feeling really tired and depressed and besides having to to talk my way into getting the van onto the campus to get to Scully Hall I wasn't sure anyone would be around by the time I actually got back to Scully to help me load the Tigers back in and on the back of the van; not something I can do by myself. Then it began to rain.

     Stupidly I hadn't even remembered to bring my my bike lock so I could chain the two Tigers together.   I pulled them into a cul de sac entryway to Wilf Hall where they were pretty much out of sight,  walked back in the rain to Plohn's were I was staying, and went to sleep.

    On Sunday morning when I went to load up the Tigers I discovered that the B-Ball Tiger had been stolen during the night.   It took a while, but the Tiger was found, smashed and abandoned in the bushes along Elm Drive.   The Maintenance Staff had found him and brought him to their facility where they helped me load him into the van (now an ambulance).


     How much would you like to bet that the thief was (thieves were): 1.  Male.   2.  White.   3.  Privileged  4.  Drunk.   5.   Princetonian(s) ?

     There are  good things about Princetonians, but their sense of entitlement isn't one of them.   Especially when it is combined with greed and alcohol.    Many studies have shown that the rich and entitled are more likely to cheat,  and why not not?   They almost never have to pay the consequences.  This particular thief(s),  after the Tiger fell over and was smashed,  wasn't even about to leave empty handed so he stole the spinning Basketball even though the basketball was totally useless since it has holes punched in the top and bottom and was filled with foam (and didn't even say Princeton or anything special on it).


The basketball is gone.  It had the 1/4" rod sticking up through it.


            It was a long drive back to the Vineyard.  Generally I like to look on the "Bright Side of Life", but it was hard not to think the upcoming endoscopy / ultra-sound / biopsy at MGH as well as to question my choice to have it  put it off so I could go to Reunions.  Obviously the smashed Tiger in the. back of the van wouldn't have been stolen....   And how stupid was I not remember  to bring my bike lock chain?   The basketball probably would have been stolen (for the second time!), but that's not that much work to replace... And, of course, I should not have not wimped out late Saturday night and instead at least should have tried loading the Tigers  into the van, though I would have needed help and It looked like the cleanup crew might all be gone by the time I got back with the van...  And, why didn't I plan ahead?  Also, two days after the procedure at MGH  the container ship with my big stainless steel Dance aboard was due to arrive in NY on the 9th   And, assuming that we could put off dealing with whatever the doctors found, I was going to have to pick it up and take it to Bethesda and install it, not the easiest thing to do..     And if they found something serious and wanted to operate right away....  What a mess that would be.      

                                                               (to be continued)