Jon Isherwood, Singer of Tales, 2007
Jon Isherwood’s Singer of Tales is comprised of two granite sculptures characterized by their bulbous shapes and intricate patterning. Isherwood uses materials traditionally associated with sculpture along with modern sculpting technologies to create works of art. To begin, Isherwood produces a plaster model which is then digitally scanned. Next, he uses a focused, high-powered laser beam to cut the stone, and lastly polishes the surface of the sculpture.
The organic lines of the sculptures reveal former mentor David Smith’s influence on Isherwood. Smith’s steel sculpture Stainless Network I is in the McNay’s collection.
Artist: Jon Isherwood, American, born England, (b. 1960)Year: 2007
Music: Water Music Suite No. 1 in F, HWV 348: 7. Bourréecomposed by George Frideric Handel performed by The English Concert & Trevor Pinnock
Produced by Alamo City Arts
Choreography: Susan Trevino
Dancers: Elizabeth Gonzalez and Veronica Takach
Costuming: Susan Trevino
Videography: Matthew Ferguson and Cory McRae
Video Editing: Michael Landez