Monday, June 16, 2008

2nd attempt

I wanted this face to look bewildered and confused. It is hard to see...I had a hard time photographing the black. I can't decide whether to carve the face of leave it all black. If anyone has an opinion let me know! I would love to hear from you.

8 comments:

Undaunted said...

*gasp* oh Leanne I love this one even more than the first! The face certainly does look bewildered, and I love how the monsters can be seen coming out of the top of the head.

I'm not sure about the carving. Maybe a little to highlight the lips? But I think too much patern/detail could detract from the expression on the face. Just my thoughts anyway, but you are the artist!

painter girl said...

Hey Un D,
I did go ahead and carve the face before I read your post. And you were right...it does distract from the piece as a whole. Me and my husband both think I should have left it alone. I guess I will have to make another one! Me and my carving obsession....sigh.
Leanne

Princess Poochie said...

Hi Painter Girl,

Loving the Blog!!!!

Hey, we have to plan a tea or hot chocolate party just for us so you can come over and look at all my books on fairy tales and queens - I love them and collect them too!

Luv
Poochie

Anne Lindenfeld said...

Wow! I know all about those charming voices commenting on all of my shortcomings -- past, present, and future!!! Two years ago, along with menopause, came a gale force case of depression. These heads you have created come the closest to describing visually what it feels like (to me at least) emotionally. These heads are amazing. Maybe a series in the making?

Bravo to you for mustering the energy to create rather than succumb to those horrible beasties in the head! Thank you, Lenny Bruce.

Anne

PS For whatever reason, as a writer, I do all my best humorous writing when I am depressed. It's really weird, but apparently part of a long comedic tradition....

Anne Lindenfeld said...

Oops! I meant to thank Lenny at the end, in the PS. This is what happens when I blog on a half cup of coffee!

painter girl said...

Hey Princess,
Glad you like the blog! and I would love to have tea and look at shoes and fairy tales! That sounds like my kind of afternoon. Couldn't wish for anything better than fabulous shoes and queenly company!

Hey Anne,
Thank you so much!
I have been having a bit of a "spell" with the crazy head critters. One of my friends calls it "snakes in the head" which I think is a good description. But mine seem to have bigger teeth and scream a lot. These will be sure to be a series because until the head lice is actually gone these sculptures are the only thing that can make me laugh about them. :)

Undaunted said...

Not to worry. I'd love to see it now that you have carved it. Ooh, a whole series! I can hardly wait!

This idea of having a "bowl" shape cut out of another sphere with an object inside is something I have thought about doing myself (eventually). I'm interested to know how you created yours with your coil method. I was thinking of creating a sphere, cutting out a circle, and flipping it round before joining it again. I suppose it depends how deep you want the bowl to be. How did you do yours? Another post for your tutorial blog perhaps? :)

Anne Lindenfeld said...

Hah! Internal head lice. Makes sense to me.

My nasty, internal critic is named Agnes. She has big hair, chain smokes, does her nails in public, and never ever forgets a single flaw (real or imagined) in me. Right now, she is pretty much napping, but I DO understand what it is like when one of her ilk is free and wielding power.

Good luck. I can't wait to see the next head.