Learning Who We Are
Thinking about the human causes of destruction.It overwhelms the mind because we can no longer comprehend. As we continue to use more and more of our natural resources, and pollute the pristine planet we once had, the images become haunting.
Salt, steel, water and chemical colorants manipulated to create installation studies for up coming exhibit.
The next few images are an installation I hope to investigate on a much larger scale. I would like to fill the entire space/wall with these forms wrapped in filament and plastic. The shadows are powerfully beautiful as they flutter against the wall. The birds soar with elegance until we realize that it is plastic that swallows the bird. Pieces are sculpted in clay and fans are placed underneath forms to move the plastic and filament in the space.
Solarized Print of Cranes and Plastic
The student finished the work and was shown a photograph of the man... it was so close to the completed head.
amazing to do so with only the breath in your lungs...never tried with equipment...if I have the chance I am willing
"Her many responsibilities," was a look at the myth that a person can have it all. My generation thought we could successfully have it all...the challenge of managing a career and the responsibility of caring for a family. What is important and what is not? The complexity of being a woman includes these thoughts.
I was able to attend a lecture by Garth Clark at Penland School of Arts and Craft on the issues concerning contemporary ceramics. He discussed the future of clay in the Fine Art Scene which I will pass along to students. It has been something in the forefront of my thinking lately when I address young students and their pursuit of ceramics. The world is both larger and smaller because of the available technology. We should be embracing the possibilities as well as preparing for a new approach to our thinking.
A Woman's Body
Working on new clay piece... it consist of many parts. It will span the wall when completed.
Who's mentoring who?
Have a wonderful high school student working in the studio right now completing her senior project. She wants to become a forensic anthropologist. Spacers are placed on the skull and clay is built up between the points. Some areas are less defined: such as the shape of the nose, ears and the lips. We will add ears this coming week. When she is completed with the project we will make a plaster cast and then she will be shown an actual photograph of the person who's skull she has been working with.
Have you ever drifted to the bottom of the pool and simply rested there believing you could breath in the water? Of course you couldn't, but that magical thought like that of flying above the reflection of the water filled your body with the awe and wonder of what if?