Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Sunday, November 28, 2010
I did alot of faces last year in Sculpture for my installation "Humpty Dumpty meets Waldorf" This one hung on the wall in a picture frame, many others hung from chains attached to the ceiling. It is so hard to photograph an installation, especially one done in a room with black walls. It was my way and for me it was good. It had Die Behauptung by the Toten Hosen blaring from my I- pod. I often wished my fellow students would have understood the words better as they had so much meaning for me. Many of the faces weren't pretty as I view them today I wonder what I was thinking, though I know. I even put one in the washing machine and shrunk it even more, it turned out bizarre. Sometimes it isn't always the time for pretty things.
Tuesday, November 16, 2010
The slipper class I taught in September was lots of fun. I am always amazed at how well the slippers turn out considering its the first time felting for most of the ladies. Its great because everyone adds their own design and artistic component to the project. In my Waldorf school training, we taught the children to make something that was useful. I still think it's important to make something you can use, whether it be for clothing or decoration or for the shear pleasure of the colour and design.
Sunday, November 14, 2010
I took the advice of my professor and left out the metal this time. I made a small piece that looked very body like and Byron suggested I try a body part. So I thought about it and decided I would try and make a bust. It was a little more difficult than I thought and I ran out of flesh coloured wool, so the inside is hot pink. I decided to do a mastectomy. My mother died of breast cancer when I was 19 and though I am not attached to the concept of breast cancer, it is what came to my mind when I decided to do a body part.
I liked the piece, but I missed the metal