Tuesday, June 21, 2011
New Sculpture: The Goddess Fragment Series
This is my latest sculpture: it's almost completed, with the exception of applying English wax on the wood--that'll give a soft sheen and velvety texture to the finish. Today, I put the pedestals together, after drilling my finger just 'a little', but it's all in the name of ART! Luckily, I still have ALL ten fingers. At some point, I must get more handy with the tools. The figure is fired clay, with acrylic washes. Using spalted-maple base, I drilled through as far as I could, then configured another hole on the bottom...therefore meeting in the middle...the rod could then be inserted into the bottom piece as well. No engineer around here: only artistic brain, means this is always a big puzzle to me. However, it worked, and so far, I like the new piece. The base is finished with genuine milk paint, wiped down carefully to show the grain of the maple. Thank you, Packard Woodworks, for your generous support of my art, for wood supplies and more! In this world, there are good people who believe in us struggling artists, and make sure we have materials to work with. Bless 'em. Bless 'em.