This is my first collaboration piece with Kit Watson. If we decide to display this, we are going to make a navy-blue moon and place it behind the figures. The title of our show will be "Take Me to Your Moon: Two Journeys into the World of Dementia." A doctor explained in YouTube that the brain of a demented patient would be like the moon surface in comparison to a normal brain scan, which has a lot going on like Earth. It is an expression of my desire to be guided into the heart of my dear friend and teacher.
The blue woman was colored in powdered pastel - a technique that a renowned sculptor Tip Toland uses. Kit no longer paints in pastel, but why not we use the medium over ceramic clay? It gives a softer look than acrylic. When the pigments are layered, it can show depths. Kit told me she could no longer focus enough to make fine paintings, but she obviously had not lost her artist eyes. She improved my composition and instinctively knew how to layer colors. When I left her house yesterday, Kit was coloring her second sculpture without any assistance from me. I recalled her words, "I think we need to have something to work on regularly and look forward to its completion. If one thing does not work any more, we just have to pick up something else." Her resilience is remarkable.
1/24/2021 08:17:53 pm
Way to go, Yoko!
3/19/2021 09:10:10 am
You know how to reach deep into a person's soul. This light shines through in everything you do.
3/20/2021 02:19:55 pm
Thank you Ann. I have not posted new collaboration pieces, but out project is going well. It's so blessing to work with Kit.
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