Sunday, May 23, 2010
OK, I know you have seen this image before. I wanted to refresh your memory a bit. Remember this was the icon piece I had started a few weeks back? Well, I have working on it on and off in addition to one other. I finally have a master plan I think. I am going to create a series of elemental saints. These saints will fall into one of the five elements which include earth, water, air fire and sky. These are heavily inspired by a bit of Hindu spirituality. So the first, very first in the series is "Mother Board, Fire Elemental Saint Number 1". I know the title needs a bit of work. But, hopefully you get the idea.
Here she is finished I think. Not quite sure yet. But, she feels right. Why fire you ask? Well I consider electricity and electrons part of the fire element. She rules over all electronic and electrical communication energy. Need to make sure your computer is running well and safe from harm? Make sure she resides in your home. This one of those tentative steps into assemblage style art for me. I like creating mixed media pieces. So, instead fo relying on founds objects for everything, I like to sculpt some of the elements. The body is a computer circuit board. Her face is one I got from an artist friend Annie Hesse. The hands and feet are my sculpts. I added other bits and pieces to it and gave it some of my painting techniques. I really love how this piece came together. What's even more odd is that I don't really have all that much stuff to pilage through for the bits. I like the serendipity of it all. Hope you enjoy her. If you want to adopt her just drop me an email. have a great week everyone.