I have been hooked on a PBS documentary Nature. According to a scientist appeared in that program, the gray squirrel's brain enlarges in winter and shrinks back to its original size in spring. The reason is, the scientist speculates, to remember each location of thousands of nuts it has buried in fall. Another nature's wonder....
I experimented with flocking in this sculpture. The process of gluing fine fiber on a surface is used on the owl, and it seems to have accented the piece well. What do you think?
As I thought this would be a perfect image to send out on Thanksgiving Day, I worked until 1:30 last night to finish this. The result makes me smile. Hope it does to you, too. Happy Thanksgiving!
This is my first attempt incorporating found objects in my sculpture. A piece of aged wood from the Skyline Wilderness seems perfect for this trial. Hopefully colors will work out together through different media.
Thank you Claudia and Lynnette. Taking your advice, I have decided to leave the original concept of this sculpture the way it is. While re-attaching her to the paper crane hanger, I changed the title from SKY to LITTLE MESSENGER OF PEACE. She flies with my humble wishes to spread joy and peace in this world.
This was made during my last sculpting class, while demonstrating slab-building techniques, incorporating wires (buttons) and paper towels (skirt) in the figure. She initially held an abstract wire sculpture in her hand, but it was stuck to a container in the kiln. Its replacement was a spiral shell. It in turn decided her colors and the title MESSAGE FROM THE SEA.
I think this child's face resembles fukuno-kami (the god of good fortune on the above right). No wonder people are drawn to the smile. I plan to make a silicon mold out of this model. If successful, it will be used to make not only LITTLE BUDDHA, but also mugs and jars.
I read 2 instructional books on silicon mold, but if any of you are experienced with this medium, your advice will be appreciated.
This girl was sculpted 5 years ago when I was a novice sculptor. I was then scared to fire it above cone 05 (about 1900˚F). I now know it can be fired about 200˚F higher to make it more durable without loosing its integrity. While preparing her for re-firing, I thought I could put her on a toy horse rather than hanging her under paper cranes. What do you think?
About "Art in Process"
This page is an window for you to see my creative process. I would like to encourage you to leave your comments here. I hunger for a conversation with you about my art. What kind of emotions or thoughts did my art provoke you? What did you like/dislike? What viewpoint do you agree/disagree to? Your honest feedback will feed my art going forward. Thank you.