Sunday, December 2, 2012

Beginning a New Sculpture

This is just the start of a new sculpture.  It makes me think of a quote I read from William Christenberry"s Black Belt book: “A bit of wisdom repeated often by Christenberry during his residency reminds us that in a house, ‘when the roof goes, everything goes.’"  I read this after I came up with this sculpture's concept, but I like it.

My idea is to have the roof above in the branches, and many small chairs in the branches as well. giving the possibility of multiple views.

Combination Block Print & Silkscreen Prints

This again is inspired by the rampant growth overtaking the house in Temperenceville.  I am showing all the layers as the prints progressed.  Some had the extra layer of real pressed ferns used in printing their ghosts.

Chair Sculpture Finally Resolved.

This sculpture has been a difficult one to resolve.  One thing that helped was wanting light to be emanating from the window, and stitching lights to the back of the curtain.  This added wire to the back of the curtain, making malleable and able to be sculpted.  Then after photographing the house in Temperanceville I decided the growth had to be creeping up from under the "floor", instead of growing over the top of the chair.  Then I decided there had to be a second smaller chair atop the tree, referencing a new view or perspective growing.  But my real Eureka moment was the idea of sea-glass "growing" from the tree.  Broken glass on city streets is seen as distasteful and dangerous garbage.  But sea glass is seen as treasure.  It is just another perception within the stage of decay.  Glass also adds another element to light.  And glass comes from sand, and goes back to sand.

New Curtain for Pavilion Sculpture

This new sheer curtain works better at adding mystery to the interior, as well as referencing the veil.