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Childhood Pains

1977. The head above with six figure sequence below it. Modeled for by Eric Stewart, Ashi’s nephew, age 10. The six figure sequence alone is a portrait of Ashi’s fading six years of marriage, titled, “Clouds Got in Our Way.”  1976

  JEFFREY SAVAGE

1976. Age 10. Life size clay on left.   Thank you gift for his mother, Carmen Savage.

  


 

MELISSA FORMAN

1977.  Life size gypsum. Gift for her parents, Mark and Laura Forman.


JENN

1980. Jennfer Jane Olshan, the artist’s daughter. Age 5.  Life size cast ivory.

   

DAD

1981. Life size bronze (gift) of the artist’s estranged father, Al Olshan

The Spirit of John Ono Lennon

 

While sculpting this labor of love in December 1980 - January ’81 from photos of John and Yoko, Yoko’s presence inadvertently appeared in the sculpture.  Hence the title, John ‘Ono’ Lennon - the artists’s respect for his artistic mentor’s love.  3/4 life size.  Unlimited edition. Available in bronze and other materials.

John Goody (Stash) Jar


1975. Sculpted as a demonstration for Middle School art class in 1975.  Plasticine clay.  Hat to be removed as cover for stash jar inside John’s head.  This piece was lost before finished.  Can be re sculpted as a commissioned work.  3/4 life size.

LENNON LITE


High bar-relief functional sculpture.  Lights the wall as a sconce light. The mirrored glasses represent how he reflected our generation’s feelings. Hangs at height where average size person can see themselves in his mirrored glasses.

“I am you as you are me....”  - John Ono Lennon. Available in bronze and other materials.

Sketch for bust

Sketch for

Day in the Life

of a Superstar

Sketch for

“Christ it Ain’t Easy,

They’re Gonna Crucify Me.”       

              John Ono Lennon

THE PROUD GRANDFATHER - ZADY


Chiam Pinochus ‘Zady’ Feldzaman; Ashi’s grandfather who raised him. 3/4-life size bronze, #4 of 25.  Sculpted in one twenty-five hour sitting from memory, fourteen years posthumously.  The sculpture felt so much like his grandfather that Ashi’s grandmother cried, his mother was afraid of it, and both Ashi’s brothers insisted on having bronze copies.  Done in 1974, it was Ashi’s first finished bust of many to follow, and still his favorite

The late Glen Charles Ghilotti

Commissioned 2018: Clay. See bronze on Sculpture page

Sketch for

Spirit of

John Ono LENNON

Papa Jerry Bear

Sculpted just one month before Jerry Garcia died in 1995. First copy, the artist’s gypsum proof, was gifted to Jerry’s close friend, Wavy Gravy (seen below) for his 60th birthday. Available in limited edition of bronze - as above.

Insight

“Look within. Then look without, without distraction from within.”

1998. Ashi’s invention of a new process he calls Mirrorage. Two half busts in a special mirror that creates the illusion of two full busts in a deep wall nitch that does not exist. The statement was inspired by its model, Jack Kornfield, world renowned teacher and author of Buddhism – one of Ashi’s spiritual mentors.

THE CLOWN PRINCE OF ROCK & ROLL

While teaching art at Wavy Gravy’s Camp Winnarainbow in the summer of 1996, Wavy (Hugh Nanton Romney) modelled for this portrait, which was later offered exclusively to raise money for Seva Foundation - which Wavy supports.

Wavy Gravy’s copy with faux bronze patina.

THE SECRET

2000. This was one of Ashi’s many sculptural barters between 1973 and the present for Ashi’s: dental, medical, veterinarian, and legal needs. The title was created by the two subjects, who whispered secrets to each other while modelling for this piece for their father, Ashi’s Florida dentist 2000-01.

CELEBRATE

“Life is an adventue to be experienced, not a problem to be solved. Celebrate!”

-Osho

Osho was one of Ashi’s spiritul and behavioral mentors. 1980 with hat. 1995 was done without the hat and with arms open wider. Available in any size, bronze or other permanent material. Firs copy with hat was gifted to Osho in 1980.

A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A SCUPTOR’S DAUGHTER

1995. Model was Ashi’s 10 year old daughter, Jennifer,

POOR DAD

1976.  Plasterline sketch for a biggeer than life size bronze.  Though his father was financially well off, Ashi depicts his father’s challenge to juggle his two families – six kids and two wives. Based on each’s relationship with him, all six kids, plus his present and former wife,  are positioned where their place was in the life of Al Olshan. Ashi placed himself on a ledge in front of his estranged father, holding a mirror for his father to (hopefully) see the full picture.

MOM

1975. Having raised Ashi and his two older brothers on her own, Sylvia (mother) used to always say, “I am both mother and father to these boys.”  Without intension, while depicting his mother’s obesity, some have seen this headless figure as a phallic symbol; “How appropriate, for a woman who said she was both mother and father to her three boys.” -Ashi

STUART SCHLIG

1977. Bonded bronze. Commissioned by the subject. 

JOSH BURK

1986. Virtuoso violinist for the Philadelphia Philharmonic Orchestra. Ashi sculpted his friend Josh in mud, just for fun, while vacationing in Jamaica. There are no physical copies of this work.       

THE PRESIDENCY - A GROSS DISTORTION

DWIGHT BAINES NIXON

1971. Sculpted during the Nixon Administration, it depicts three presidents, Eisenhower, Johnson, and Nixon as all incapable of handling America’s truest needs. DBN says, “Now that I have it, what am I supposed to do with it?” Lost in clay before copying it.

LOVE

1999. Ashi’s 17 pound cat of sixteen years.

SELF PORTAIT

1975. Bisque. Gifted to friend.

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PEEPING TOM

2008. Commissioned for Los Angeles roof top. Life size painted polyester resin.

Combination of body cast parts and sculpted head.