It's nice to have bread-and-butter products in a show. I am hoping these will become ones for me. People can pick and choose and make their own buffalo family. Here are some examples.
This is the first "look inside" jar I made. It portrays a person who may show a lack of courage or confidence, but perseverance resides inside.
When I was seeking an idea for my students with intellectual disability to express who they are, my friend suggested a project to make a jar with the outside representing how they look; and the inside, how they feel. I decided to expand the idea while experimenting with saggar firings (with combustible materials). Three "look inside" jars will be exhibited at the upcoming Sculpture in the Park Show. I look forward to seeing people's reactions.
Yesterday's post was about two different aspects of emotion that may co-exist in the same heart. This jar, on the other hand, reflects my hopeful view of the world. What do you think?
Here is a preview of one of my pieces that will be taken to the Sculpture in the Park Show next week. Potters often seek surprises when they open the kilns. As I am a sculptor, predictable results are preferred. After spending days on a piece, I do not want to ruin it with an experiment. However, the exterior of this jar was a total surprise. Iron, copper, and pine ash worked with sawdust, straw, and charcoal briskets, creating dramatic effects. I am overjoyed.
Please share with me the messages you receive from this conceptual art.
The Sculpture in the Park Show will be held in Loveland, CO on August 12 and 13. Contact me if you want the complimentary tickets.
A psychological distance is captured in this piece. There is a sea between them even though they may live under the same roof. The bridge-shaped rock that they are sitting on represents their foundation. A bridge can bear the weight only if all the supports work. A crack is forming on it now.
A friend asked me again yesterday why I sculpt pieces that will be difficult to sell. I have consciously decided not to let marketability influence my creations. I want to make art that is meaningful and challenging. My interest is in portraying both positive and negative aspects of human life. People may not like this particular sculpture, but I am curious to see what kind of reactions it will produce.
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