Ceramic Figure: WELCOME, SPRING!
This is my second standing figure. I encountered unanticipated problems one after another while creating this piece. It certainly challenged my fixing skills to the max. Persistence and creative problem solving sometimes require in making art. It's a lot like life, I think.
Happy Spring, Everyone!
A background image is added now, though I could improve the drawing of hands. Do you see the subtle image of them? What kind of message do you receive from this compilation? Your input is appreciated.
I made a pedestal for this piece. In order to make the sculpture meaningful, I calligraphed a buddhist teaching on the box. Does the calligraphy bother you? What do you think of its location and size?
The translation of the calligraphy is "There is only one moon in the above, but it is reflected on every surface of water." The moon represents the Buddha, and his reflection is within every one of us. In other words, each human being carries the Buddha-Nature.
This sculpture with the pedestal will be displayed in Emerson Center for Arts and Culture in Bozeman, MT. The Figures & Portrait Show will be on from June 10 to August 7, 2020. Please go to see it if you happen to be around.
This is the last piece I made so far this year. I will be happily back in sculpting (and gardening). Please stay safe and healthy.
I am slow no matter what I do, but things get done eventually. A little turtle in me tells me, "It's OK to take your time until you're fully satisfied." It's my attitude toward life and also toward my creative process.
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This page is an window for you to see my creative process. I would like to encourage you to leave your comments here. What kind of thoughts did my art provoke you? What viewpoint do you agree/disagree to? Your feedback will feed my art going forward. Thank you.