It has been a long time since my last post! Too long-ten days plus one-well, that would make eleven but yeah-still a long time. I had been holding off hoping I was going to have some epiphany or some profound revelation that would give me something to write about…..don’t get excited-it didn’t happen but I am writing anyway. What has happened is that I have been laboring away in my studio with my head banging up against a deadline. Gotta love those (sometimes it is the only way I get things done). I had challenged myself to dip back into three dimensions which has it’s own unique challenges but they are oh so fun!
I dragged out all the detritus that I like to use-teabags, fabric softener sheets, coffee filters and cast offs and set to work. There is something about using remains-the unwanted-the no longer useful-the un-mentioned evidence of life that I am drawn to. I could go off on complicated theories or do an exegesis on feminist relevancies as they relate to my choices but I’ll save that-or rather avoid that-for now. For now, I’ll just revel in the enjoyment of turning something unwanted into, well, something that is still unwanted but definitely more interesting to look at!!
I did foray into some unfamiliar territory which was exciting. I experimented with Encaustic on plaster which I found very appealing! It presented a few difficulties that I was able to figure out with a little patience (wait, wait, wait for it to cool because plaster heats up and then everything drips off). I won’t say it was a perfect result but it will get the job done as far as I am concerned (the hand in the images). I learned something new and can’t wait to do it again! Below is what I have been working on…
I am still trying to come up with a title for the piece, but beyond that I consider it finished. So, from trash to whatever this is has been an interesting journey! Would love to hear what you all think-drop me a comment if you have a moment and thanks!