Monday, December 11, 2017

Holiday Gifts that will bring Joy for Generations to come



    At the darkest time of year we give gifts to our family and friends.  Most of them will be forgotten long before another year has past.  Bronze sculptures are different.  They will last for generations and can bring a little bit of joy whenever you look at them.




    Mothers and the bond they form with their children are the basis of all family life.  Most of us have many mothers in our lives, besides our own mother we have grandmothers,  wives who give us children, and daughters who give us grandchildren.  I made this sculpture for Marianne, my wife, and my twin stepdaughters after having experienced the incredibly strong bond between these mothers and their children.  They all have one in a prominent place in their houses.


                                                         










      
  The Bond is cast bronze 14" high x 5" x 5" and is mounted on a granite Martha's Vineyard beach rock.  It is signed and numbered and is $1,500.  Click here or on the pictures to see it in my website store.


    Swinging Jenny  was inspired by the fun I have had playing with my step daughters.  I keep
playing with this image and over the last 26 years have made it in many different sizes and materials from the original made with colored pipe cleaners to the monumental cast bronze at the VIA 57 Complex in Manhattan.



The VIA 57 Swinging Jenny is 18 feet tall and Jenny is cantilevered out 21 feet.

One of the great things about cast bronze sculpture is that it can withstand the abuse of being outside in the weather.   It is nice to have one on your deck or in your garden. 




The  Swinging Jenny that will fit in your home or on your deck is 16" high x 21" x 6" and is mounted on a granite Martha's Vineyard beach rock.  It is signed and numbered and is $3,600.  Click here or on the picture below to add it to your shopping cart.
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       Ever since I was a kid I was inspired by the sense of joy and movement in The Dance by Matisse.




   

  The Dance is cast bronze 9" high x 15" x 12" .  It is signed and numbered and is $3,600.  Click here or on the picture to see it in my website store.


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       This was a great year for me.   Besides dedicating the large Swinging Jenny in New York we reinstalled the iconic monumental Swordfish Harpooner in Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard.   I build the original back in 1994 for the Chilmark Tricentennial out of metal rebar and cement.  "Rust never sleeps" and the sculpture was showing its age.  The new cast bronze Swordfish Harpooner will grace the dunes for generations to come.







 
The first bronze casting I made was of the Swordfish Harpooner back in 1996 while taking a bronze Casting Workshop at the Johnson Atilier.





There are many other sculptures available on my website:  JayLagemann.com

If you have any questions or would like to order directly please feel free to call my cell   508-560-0151.

Here is wishing you a great Holiday Season,

Jay Lagemann

PS  It is important to me that you are completely happy with any of my sculptures.   You can always return the sculpture for a full refund.  You can think of it as an investment where you can't lose.  A signed "Letter of Authenticity" will accompany all sculptures.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Holiday Gifts that will bring Joy for Generations to come


    At the darkest time of year we give gifts to our family and friends.  Most of them will be forgotten long before another year has past.  Bronze sculptures are different.  They will last for generations and can bring a little bit of joy whenever you look at them.



    Mothers and the bond they form with their children are the basis of all family life.  Most of us have many mothers in our lives, besides our own mother we have grandmothers,  wives who give us children, and daughters who give us grandchildren.  I made this sculpture for Marianne, my wife, and my twin stepdaughters after having experienced the incredibly strong bond between these mothers and their children.  They all have one in a prominent place in their houses.














                                                           










      
                                                                     












    Swinging Jenny  was inspired by the fun I have had playing with my step daughters.  I keep playing with this image and over the last 26 years have made it in many different sizes and materials from the original made with colored pipe cleaners to the monumental cast bronze at the VIA 57 Complex in Manhattan.


The VIA 57 Swinging Jenny is 18 feet tall and Jenny is cantilevered out 21 feet.



The  Swinging Jenny that will fit in your home or on your deck is 16" high x 21" x 6" and is mounted on a granite Martha's Vineyard beach rock.  It is signed and numbered and is $3,600.  Click here or on the picture below to add it to your shopping cart.



One of the great things about cast bronze sculpture is that it can withstand the abuse of being outside in the weather.   It is nice to have one on your deck or in your garden. __________________________________________________________________________

       Ever since I was a kid I was inspired by the sense of joy and movement in The Dance by Matisse.


   It makes a wonderful centerpiece             for a family feast. ___________________________________________________________________________


  The Dance is cast bronze 9" high x 15" x 12" .  It is signed and numbered and is $3,600.  Click here or on the picture above to add it to your shopping cart.


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       This was a great year for me.   Besides dedicating the large Swinging Jenny in New York we reinstalled the iconic monumental Swordfish Harpooner in Menemsha on Martha's Vineyard.   I build the original back in 1994 for the Chilmark Tricentennial out of metal rebar and cement.  "Rust never sleeps" and the sculpture was showing its age.  The new cast bronze Swordfish Harpooner  will grace the dunes for generations to come.




   
The first bronze casting I made was of the Swordfish Harpooner back in 1996 while taking a bronze Casting Workshop at the Johnson Atilier.


  The smaller cast bronzeSwordfish Harpooner is cast bronze13" high x 9" x 4" .  It is signed and numbered and is $1,200.  Click here or on the picture below to add it to your shopping cart.


                                                            
                  




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There are many other sculptures available on my website:  JayLagemann.com

If you have any questions or would like to order directly please feel free to call my cell   508-560-0151.

Here is wishing you a great Holiday Season,
 
Jay Lagemann

PS  It is important to me that you are completely happy with any of my sculptures.   You can always return the sculpture for a full refund.  You can think of it as an investment where you can't lose.  A signed "Letter of Authenticity" will accompany all sculptures.

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Boogie Boarding Squibnocket on nice Hurricane Maria swells



           Some nice big surf from hurricane Maria at Squibnocket.  Long rides on my boogie board.  Sure didn't feel 73 during those rides.  It doesn't look it with the wide angle video, but the faces of those waves were 6' to 8' high.

On Tuesday I went out on my surf board and was quickly humbled by the big waves.  My legs just didn't want to work fast enough to scramble up quickly when after paddling like mad the board suddenly is picked up by the wave and starts sliding down it on a plane.  So I went and played in the smaller inner break.

    On Wednesday I switched to my boogie board and fins.  I feel much more comfortable on my boogie board and not scared like I am on the surf board.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Why Boggie Board in Hurricane Jose's surf?

It was too windy to surf at Squibnocket but with a boggie board you can have fun in pretty chaotic surf.  Before going out it sure seems like a crazy idea and the water looks cold and uninviting. 



But, of course, there is the whole question of "Who am I?"  What is my self image?  I've been out playing in storms most of my adult life.  I don't want to stop.  But I also don't want to be stupid.  I study the waves and wind and currents before going out.  I also like my strong, lightweight, orange helmet.

    So I force myself to give it a try because I'm pretty damn sure that once I'm out there it will be exciting and fun and in the end I'll be glad I went. 



Turned out to be the case.  The strange thing is that I have been having trouble with pain from the stenosis in my lower back.  Somehow getting tumbled in the surf seems to give a really nice deep tissue massage and I've been pain free since going out this afternoon.  How I feel tomorrow may be another story.  We shall see.