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.
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.
Finally all the LITTLE BUDDHAs are ready to go. I am helping the Dahl curator layout the show next Wednesday. We are thinking of displaying these LITTLE BUDDHAs near the entry and having them welcome all the visitors. The opening reception of the show is scheduled for next Friday, 5-7 pm. Hope to see many of you there.
My sculptures were delivered to the Dahl yesterday. What a relief it was to find out that none of my pieces was damaged in transit! Five more LITTLE BUDDHAs have to be colored before the show. Here is the first one with my original design.
This is the last LITTLE BUDDHA that goes with Darrel Nelson's drawing. It will be interesting to see how the actual pieces will look next to each other.
Tomorrow is my big day, as I am delivering my sculptures (all except 5 LITTLE BUDDHAs) to the Dahl. The necessary packing and photographing are finally done. I am going for a walk now. Here is another piece inspired by Darrel Nelson's drawing.
My show partner Darrel Nelson's pattern (the image on the right) was repeated on the dress. There are four more like this, whose dress patterns and colors were inspired by Darrel's drawings.
This new style of LITTLE BUDDHA was developed to feature night creatures. Do you see a bat hanging upside down from his left hand?
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.