Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Hello!!!  Yes, I know, I lost some of you on that last post.  Those who've been following me awhile know that I have a huge wacky imagination and sometimes....the scenarios that occur in my head are so awkwardly funny to me that I must share them.  So- no, I didn't really lose an internal organ in the middle of a shopping mall- actually, I haven't been in a shopping mall lately so its unlikely that it would happen there.  More like a 7-11.  Maybe I should restrict myself to Walmart if I must venture into a bigger store.  Hmm....do liqueur stores still have surveillance cameras??

Finally, finally I have this done.  Thanks to Mary Hermans from Cloth and Clay doll who affirmed my color choices and really helped cement my decisions!  The large lilies are a deep red, now which really helped the color planning.  The darker color helps to anchor the whole composition and draws the eye through- whereas before the yellowish orange had no real oomph to it and my poor eyes wandered around looking for a comfortable focal point.  Paint them red and suddenly- there was Mary, front and center like she should be- magic!!!!


Mary is also the name of the woman for whom this piece was sculpted.  I can tell how wonderful she was by the loving description her son gives of her and the beautiful photos he sent me.


I noticed how pretty the light coming through my window was so I played around a bit and came up with this shot of the lilies.  Also, I added some twisting, twirling viny plants to soften all that negative space and lots of moss to make a 'garden floor'. This sculpt was unusually busy compared to my previous works and I had a difficult time getting to the finish line.


I am planning to deliver into the hands of the young man who commissioned it and am hoping he is able to bring his father along- Mary's husband.  I would love to meet him and see his reaction to this commemoration piece.
 Have a great weekend, everyone!!


6 comments:

  1. Chris, you didn't lose me on that last post. I knew your humor was taking over.

    Love this new piece!

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  2. Chris, we artist have this kind of humor, that is what gives us the edge to create amazing art as you have with this sculpture. You are a very gifted artist, I love this piece.

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  3. lost me? ha, i like to think it was thanks to me that you are even able to talk about body parts!!!! :) that is AMAZING, we need to go have coffee so i can hear all about the reaction, seriously, when are you free? call me!

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  4. Always one to look for the symbolism in your work, I find that the tree roots at the bottom draw me in. It gives it a heft of importance. From this, I see a lovely woman who was fond of all types of growth. Except for deer apparently. The filthy, flower eating turds.

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  5. So I came over from the Hive because you seem to be missing a post and here it is and here is your amazing piece of art...love it:)

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