Thursday, 29 August 2013

The Idea


I am the Lizard Queen’s assistant and I will tell you how Kerry Cannon turns his ideas into bronze.

Kerry makes narrative sculptures to tell stories in bronze.  His vivid imagination creates stories from anywhere and anytime.  It might be something political or something that he has seen, heard of, read about or something that his dark sense of humor realises is worthy of bronze.

Once the idea has been decided on and research, notes and sketches have been done the sculpting in wax begins in the studio.

His creative Muse must have been watching old Heckle and Jeckle cartoons for the latest bronzes.  His two vaudeville-style crows are both amusing and sinister; laugh at them, but be aware they are survivors and will stab you in the back if it is in their interest.

Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Sometimes it is difficult for a sculptor to find time to get into the studio. In the last few weeks the life of Kerry Cannon has been hectic as he made 3 consecutive road trips to Sydney to set up different shows.
'The Glass House' which is Kerry's 13th series, was well received at Frances Keevil's Gallery at Double Bay.
The following weekend Kerry's sculpture 'Fortune' was set up in the Sculptors Society's annual  exhibition at Darling Park in Sussex St where 'Fortune' won the 'Australian Bronze Prize' for cast work.
Road trips to Sydney are over until October when 'In Situ' is on in Mossman so Kerry hopes to have some time in the studio to do what a sculptor likes to do, sculpt.