Wednesday, October 17, 2012
|Detail of my latest work on kitchen paraphernalia. Full view of this work in my Etsy shop|
So I, like many people, get a kick out of watching House Hunters. I especially love the International edition. You spend thirty minutes of your life watching strangers pick and choose property and you start talking to the screen saying how dumb they are not to have picked the house you liked best.
I just never understand why so many people think it ESSENTIAL to tear down and gut the kitchen. Whatever happened to cute vintage kitchens? How much counter space does one really need and how much food does one really plan on cooking? I don't need to look into the living room and stare at the couch while I cook. I think it's more important to make sure you're not cutting any fingertips with the kitchen knife and that the oil in the pan doesn't catch on fire.
Monday, October 15, 2012
|MASK Series # 1, acrylic on clay, 10/2012|
So, it being Halloween this month and all, I thought it would be a good idea to try my hand at a disguised sculpture for a change. I've always liked black "batman" style masks. As to whether this is a boy or a girl, it's up for debate. I haven't figured it out myself. Let's just leave it alone. Sometimes some ambiguity in life can make things "so sexy" (as my teenage son likes to say about any of my art work that he thinks is good).
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
This picture makes me think of frozen charlotte dolls in porcelain. Except these aren't porcelain and they certainly aren't dolls. I like to think of my sculptures as mini people with specific characteristics all there own. When I create them and they emerge from the clay under my fingers, its' quite amazing and a little scary. I'm not sure who is in control; the clay, the new character emerging from the clay or me.