Sculpture Progress

The jewelry-inspired sculptures have continued to morph. A good art conversation with Bob Chase helped inspire me to enlarge the scale of the pieces and to think a little more broadly about them. I have been trying to think enough to expand without thinking enough to let the thinking overpower the inspiration and creativity, which can happen. Looking back at where I’ve been seems to work better for me than planning meanings ahead of time which allows an air of contrivance to sneak in and kill my art buzz.

This one is exciting to me – it looks like something under a microscope:

 

Vector, 21" long, sculpture
Vector, 21″ long, sculpture, beads, wire, wax

Instead of only using purchased beads I am creating some large “beads” out of clay. I have begun creating forms with a center sphere focus:

beigevector
Beige Vector, 43″ long, 6″ x 7″ sphere

 

 

Red Vector, 22" long, 5" sphere, sculpture
Red Vector, 22″ long, 5″ sphere, sculpture

 

Some of the beads are made on the wheel, and others are made by hand:
Some of the beads are made on the wheel, and others are made by hand

 

Beige Vector being made by the coil method
Beige Vector being made by the coil method

 

Unfired pieces
Unfired pieces

 

So time will tell where this leads. I kind of like them lying around the house like macro – protozoans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Thanks. I don’t have plans for them when I make them. I have them lying around the studio with all of my other colors, beads and resins until something percolates.

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