I am a working artist living in Oak Ridge, North Carolina.
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Back in the Studio
I'm back to work, finally, shaking some of the blues from my head on onto the clay. Here are some recent photos of the new Crazy Head Series. The series will be meant to hang on the wall. There will be 5 or 7 of the heads, depending on how I feel about them after I make the fifth. So far I am loving making these sculptures. Seeing all these crazy little teethy mouths clamping at me makes me laugh. Something about visualizing what is going on in one's head and trying to recreate it in clay is exciting and exorcising at the same time.
And here is a new painting in its beginning stages. We have a neighbor dog named Tofu. She and her mate Sheefa are a Japanese breed called Shiba Inu. They are just the sweetest dogs and make the strangest noises. I am fascinated with them. So Tofu has ended up in this painting. I keep thinking the name of the painting should be "To Dance with the White Dog" which is the title of a book that I adore written by Terry Kay. Here is the amazon link for the book. I don't know if the person will stay in the painting. I may take her out and fill that space with more birds.