When we were in Asheville I saw some beautiful, graceful sculptures uniting wood with sculpted heads. I wanted to do something with that idea. The wood I used is from the pear tree in our yard that has to be cut down and I did, personally, cut this bit down. The head is plasticine. Longevity is not my object here. She is 41 inches/104cm tall.
Saturday, 21 July 2012
Wednesday, 11 July 2012
This next painting, known presently by its size 42" x 32" (106.5cm x 81.5cm), takes its compositional arrangement from the template 'can't get around it'. And, after several years of harbouring the idea seen and photographed in San Francisco, I have started with a white on black chalkboard-like look.
Up-side down and with chalk lines. Right side up and with some 'drawing'.
The ornate frame is to suggest that what is inside is important.
Sunday, 8 July 2012
I have never been to Jerusalem so I have not see the Western wall. I think it must be very moving, not in a territorial or political way, but as it represents the intersection of humanness, spirituality and faith in a solidly massive, physical form . This photo from www.jerusalemshots.com brings the human scale of suffering and petition into focus. I have used the idea of the crevasse filled with notes in the small pieces I made this week.
6" x 11 1/2 "
15cm x 29cm
These are dedicated to a family I cherish who are deeply mourning the loss of a child.