Tons of Italian limestone is being prepared for transport and the artist will be chipping away all weekend at the Indian Wells Arts Festival at the Tennis Garden.
Sculptor David Falossi plans to haul the untitled hunk to the event and work on it each day to show people what it really takes to be a “Rock Star.” His plan is to complete -- and most likely sell -- the monumental piece at the event.
Falossi’s full compliment of work expresses his range in ability from classically carved realism to geometric abstraction. Some creations are cast in fiberglass, others in metal, and depict stylized subject matters, such as his famed “Diver” series. Still others incorporate combinations of stone, glass, steel and water features.
“My inspiration has always been to find out not what’s in the stone, but to find out what’s in me waiting to be created, and the environments I will have the opportunity to enhance,” said Falossi. City placements thru public art programs are well suited for Falossi’s large scale statements.
Finding art an inspiration at the age of 12, Falossi chose it as a profession then when he lived close to the museums and public art projects in San Diego’s Balboa Park area. His emphasis focused on sculpture at San Diego State University School of Art and Design and following apprenticeships, a growing family, and strong gallery representation, Falossi opened his studio in Yucca Valley, CA in 1989.
A new addition to the Festival’s fun and whimsy is “From Sea to Sand” sand sculpture exhibit with demonstrations by Rancho Mirage, CA artists Lila Fulton and Jeff Sherman.
“We are planning to create a new mermaid each day at the Festival,” says Fulton. “People find it interesting and fun to watch the process. We use just water and sand and a bit of food color. Jeff sculpts the body and I add the detail.”
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