Monday, July 26, 2010
Mystery Mondays, that sounds rather generic I know. But, I thought I'd try something fun to start the week off. I am always trying to find ways to inspire and encourage me to make art consistently instead of when ever the energy or mood hits. It seems it is easy to get complacent after something like major surgery. There are no excuses at this point now. I am feeling much better, with a nice bit of energy to start my days. But, I seem to give in to laziness and use my being a bit tired to just give up the ghost. Anyway, I am digressing just a bit here. Mystery Mondays came out of my noticing other artists sharing a bit of their creative processes. Like Sketched out Mondays that Michael DeMeng does, so I thought it would be fun to give you all a glimpse into my little world. I will tell you right now, that I am off in a hundred different directions with my sculpture right now, so who knows what will actually end up on the finish line these days. Too many ideas flying around in the old noodle I guess.
In the above picture are a good number of the heads I am working on in various stages. They go from the just getting started armature stage like the egg and cube shaped ones to the middle way flat man in the moon faces on to the finished man and skull heads. Now you get to imagine or guess what these will end up becoming. One direction that I am currently loving is the revisit of some talisman like pieces I did years ago. I make these pieces I call House Mojos and they were essentially a protection spirit for your home. So, I am hoping to make a few of these kinds of pieces but, with a lot more sophistication than they had in the early years. I am also into making fantasy based mixed media sculpts too. Who knows what direction these heads will take me. But, that is the mystery and the fun of it I think. Have a wonderful Monday out there all my cyber friends.