One day while hiking in The Joshua Tree National Park
the question hit me... Can I sculpt a Joshua Tree?
Well, it took a few years of experimenting,
but I think I'm getting there =)
My sculptures are available 7 days a week at the
California Welcome Center, Yucca Valley. SHIPPING AVAILABLE!
On the evening of Dec 6th, I'll debut some of my newest designs of Joshua Tree Forever Sculptures, and back by popular demand, my one-of-a-kind, lovingly sculpted and painted by hand, snowmen figurines and Christmas ornaments, in a variety of sizes and price range.
This is my first public solo show, and I'm a little nervous, but mostly excited! I'm honored to partner with the California Welcome Center (CWC), Yucca Valley, because in addition to promoting tourism, I value their incredible support of local artists, businesses, events, and organizations that benefit and enrich our wonderful community at large. A lot of people don't realize they're a NON-PROFIT organization.
Of course I'm working to promote my art, and I have a dedicated space where my work sells at the CWC, but those of you who know me, probably know that supporting and contributing to our community is near and dear to my heart. I've donated my time and talents to, our schools, non-profits, and community organizations over the years, as well as encouraging and mentoring up-and-coming artists of all ages. I also feel very supported as an artist, so as a way of saying thank you, I've decided to give away one of my new Joshua Tree Forever Sculptures, the little heart pictured above.
I hope you stop by CWC on Dec. 6th, say hello, and enter the drawing. I'll be posting images here and frequently on Instagram as they become available- as I'm still in the finishing stages with everything. If you want to follow my IG it's @lindashraderstudios.
Happy Holidays to all, and thank you for all your love and support!
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Located in the heart of downtown Yucca Valley, at 56711 29 Palms Hwy, Yucca Valley, CA 92284. Check our website for upcoming events and exhibits!
JTF W-038, $699
Approx. 13" diameter
Available at the CA Welcome Center, Yucca Valley, CA
So grateful to win first place in 3D, for the second year in a row!
First Place in 3D.
First Place in Mixed Media, statewide competition.
Here's a video of some of my JOSHUA TREE FOREVER sculptures and the creative process.
Inspired by years of living in Joshua tree, CA, and the surrounding communities, and countless hours hiking in the Joshua Tree National Park, I've spent countless hours studying and photographing Joshua Trees. I've painted and sold fine art landscapes, as well as commissioned Joshua Tree murals.
Always eager to learn and grow as an artist, I became interested in sculpture, and wondered if it was possible to sculpt a Joshua Tree. After experimenting with several different materials, even purchasing a kiln to fire clay, I found that none of the materials I tried satisfied my needs.
My world literally changed when I discovered Aves Apoxie Sculpt. It definitely took time to become proficient with the material. Every medium has it's own special characteristics. It's necessary to develop a good working relationship. You have to get to know it really well, know it's sweet spots, and just how far you can push it, while understanding you can't force it.
Starting with simple wall sculptures that gradually got larger, more complex and detailed, I eventually felt confident to tackle full, stand alone Joshua Trees. My next goal is adding desert wildlife to my sculptures.
I once read an article about the creator of Apoxie Sculpt, David Brummel, in which he was quoted as saying, "I want to help people reach the peak of their craft" and that's exactly what he has done for me, and I'm so grateful! I now create gallery-quality sculptures that are structurally strong and lasting, and get the incredible details that my subject matter deserves. There's no where else on earth like the Joshua Tree National Park. I want visitors from around the world to be able to take a part of their experience home, hence the name, Joshua Tree Forever Sculptures.
For sculpture availability or commissions, contact me.
Note: Aves Apoxie Sculpt, is a two-part modeling compound, which is used in many industries, from world renowned art and wildlife museums, to the Hollywood movie and entertainment industry for props and special FX, and much more. For more product information visit: https://avesstudio.com