2 days of observing my surroundings, tuning into the play of lines and light- and having fun!.
The new sculpture “New Leaf” 3 is taking shape.
Here are a few images and video.
The first curves are bend. The two main rods are welded together. I was thrilled that the welder worked excellent. I have not used it in such a long time- and I remembered how to weld. I was a little worried I might have forgotten.
The gesture is outlined temporarily with copper tube. This is giving me a rough guide to fill out the leaves with the steel rods to come. A few of which are tacked in place below.
This was the most fun day I had in a long time. I met with Bonnie and Richard and created some sculptures in Richard’s studio. The medium was Cement, or Mortar to be exact.
I loved the intuitive aspect of creating something in a short period of time. The material can only be carved until it gets too hard. So you have to work fast and not over think the design or get hang-up in the details.
The other part I loved was to be in the creative flow with other people. As artists we are often used to create by ourselves. Sometimes that is great, but it also can be pretty lonely. There is something special that happens when more people are gathered to dive into the creative process, especially when there are no specific goals- just play and have fun. Yeah!