Foto series- exploring line and light

2 days of observing my surroundings, tuning into the play of lines and light- and having fun!.

https://antje.smugmug.com/2016/Exploring-line-and-light

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New Sculpture is started

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.

Intuitive Sculpture

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!

Sifting materials

Sifting materials

dry mixing

dry mixing

add water

add water

pour the mixture into the forms

pour the mixture into the forms

here are our works stations.  Cement is setting up.

here are our works stations. Cement is setting up.

ready to carve

ready to carve

the fun began.  Bonnie is going wild

the fun began. Bonnie is going wild

Richard

Richard

Antje is loving the medium

Antje is loving the medium

3 fun sculptures

3 fun sculptures