Friday, February 12, 2010

More people....

My new work continues with the same theme.
I am fascinated with the idea of many people standing shoulder to shoulder, going round and round a pot. Mostly I imagine them on a taller skinner pot. A pot that doesn't allow for a continuous story to be seen and told.
There are many reasons that I like this image. The first is easy. When you have a skinny taller piece where you can't tell a cohesive story, taller thinner objects compliment the form. The second is that the stretched human form is fun to carve. Especially the feet and hands. So though I know I need to move on to a different image, I am still carving people. Round and round I go.

I did manage to convince myself to think about spring and the idea of swinging. I adore swinging and can't wait for it to be warm so I can go swing in the park.


Undaunted said...

Wow, I love your carving so much! I love both of these, the pots and the plate. I love how you're not afraid to carve willies, and some how they never look rude at all on your pieces! And the detail on the swinging girls toes is amazing! Love it, love it, love it!

Undaunted said...

I also meant to ask about the pots - are they wheel thrown?

I know what you mean when you get something in your head that you love and you just can't let go. For me it's that bowl shape with the foot at the moment, and I love that little foot thing going on with your pots. :)

ArtPropelled said...

I do the same thing in my carvings ....rows of people shoulder to shoulder. These pots are very appealing.I also love the hands and feet.

Leslie Rubio said...

I love your beautiful and unique. Haven't been by in awhile and loved catching up on the bottle donations you have been doing...what a great idea and thing to do.

leanne pizio said...

Hey Un D!!!
1/2 a month to go and I will be in London! YAY!
Thanks so much. These pieces are wheel thrown. I have to admit a visual fascination with "willies"...the form of course...and love drawing them in even though I suspect my mother would rather I leave them out of the picture.

Hey Robyn,
I wish you were closer so we could collaborate on some carving. Wouldn't that be amazing. I could learn so much just watching you carve.

Hey Leslie,
Thank you! It is good to see you! I'll stop by soon.

FairiesNest said...

The girls on the swings are wonderful! One of my favorite things to do too...tap-dancing on clouds..

Anonymous said...

Oooooh, I love the one onthe right!


Fantastic! I love it!