New in September 2019
I am trying to integrate into my local community a bit more so I rather foolishly agreed to enter Lake Macquarie's Sustainability Festival - Waste to Art. I researched possible directions and returned home from Europe inspired. Unfortunately, my skills and tools let me down but I did make some interesting jewelry from bike tubes and PET bottles. I combined the "beads" with seed beads harvested from a discarded lampshade in one case, and a discarded necklace from an OP shop. Findings were also OP shop finds.
And just for a change of pace I am sharing a WIP - a clay sculpture - titled "LIPS" for obvious reason. The stands have yet to be fired. Another WIP is a group of tribal masks. I intended to have them marching up a squarish totem pinned by nails, wire wrapped or something else. But they would look good as wall art.
To finish here are two sculptures I am working on: the first is a split hemisphere inspired by Barbara Hepworth. Each hemisphere weights about 10Kg and is over 40cm high. I started it a year ago but was not satisfied with the shape or the mounting. I refined the shape and with the help of my brother I have mounted each half on a metal rod. Now all I have to decide on surface texture and seal the surface of the limestone.
The second sculpture is a polymer clay marquette for a largish (40cm) clay figure I have been building in the potter's workshop. This will be the biggest clay sculpture I have done and I have had a few false starts.