Friday, August 13, 2010

From little stories to little sculptures, sort of...

After a meltdown yesterday, bathing myself in swaths of self pity because I can't figure out how to fix things on my: blog; organise things in my: house; studio; paperwork; life or even the bathroom faucet, I arrive at today full of optimism and elation. This might lead one to assume I am tilted a bit off my base, but this is the way I have always led my life.

So, while the little colored pencil drawings were fun, a bit, and made me feel like I was doing something with my need to make stuff, they were really a bit of puffery. Or that's the way they seem today. I cleaned up the studio, wired up the last paintings and worked on a piece that is going to take some time.

Then I dug into my basket of gouache and started some new semi abstract pieces that do not feel like puffery. To me they feel like plans for sculpture, which of course I will not be doing....but what interests me is the form. Looking for and finding form.........I like that.

So peace to all in the dire August heat.

1 comment:

  1. Gail

    I loved you that you cleaned the studio, and wished mine were cleaned, but it's just too hot. I've been searching for a series of drawings I did a couple a couple of years had some framed in the gallery, my dealer wanted more. It's been about 5 hours and I'm calling it quits. Maybe the drawings will become sculpture. I met an artist who told me he works with industrial felt and that sounded interesting, said she dyed it to the color she wanted. Who knows? I will help if I can.xoxoxoxl


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