I don’t know where to begin. I do a bad job at keeping all my people up to date, now that I have finally gotten around to it, there is so much to say. First off, I am loving my education here at NAU. I feel like a geek saying that but its true. I have been discovering different artistic avenues and I feel like I’m quite the explorer of new frontiers. I’m creating art for both the pleasure of the process and the pleasure of whoever sees it afterward, it is a simple fact and it drives me-
I just finished a soda fire. the textures and crystal growth bring a smile to my face and warmth to my heart. Here are the results !
I happy about these pieces. The surface on most of them is a surface I am been seeking for many moons. it is a completely organic surface. By that I mean I have mimicked a natural process within the earth, a process that in this case forms crystals, patterns and textures. It is a somewhat random, somewhat uncontrolled, yet somewhat controlled look. I feel like some sort of small god, some cosmic being who created a planet/piece of art but left the surface to develop its own organic beauty. I also feel like a scientist. its pretty great.
There’s other news, maybe even greater news. The divergence from my regular routine of vessels has begun. I am sculpting, and not just with clay but various types of metal. I have just completed a recreation of Michelangelo’s “David” and I am pleased. It’s a damn good thing too because it took a stupid long time. It consists of metal rods, bent and welded. As you can see, there are a lot of bends and welds. the only critique I got from my teacher is that his wiener was too small and Michelangelo made a mistake. Oh well, this assignment was to simply recreate a famous piece and that is how it is. Here is another piece from a fellow classmate. its pretty great.
I have been working on some other fun sculptures but cant find the photos. Oh well, that leaves more news for the next episode.
A FINAL NOTE:
This semester has been that most difficult one I have ever endured but it has also been the most enjoyable. I don’t even want to think about how many hours I have put into my work, not to mention all the late nights, deadlines and solitude that comes with it. Still, it has been a work of love and I am finding more enjoyment the further I progress. I’m busting my ass, so to speak, and the thought of getting paid for this one day is intriguing. That is why I am working on an online shopping cart so you can purchase my stuff and things for your own pleasure and enjoyment. Lets hope I get that up soon.
Thanks for your time.