Thursday, November 5, 2009

Black and White Dream

When it comes to finishing a sculpture, I am usually in favor of cold finishes (methods that do not involve firing in a kiln).

So here's Dream's Song, in black and white.

I do not intend to leave this piece as it is right now (though I am a little tempted to). I thought it looks quite interesting like this....but a black and white dream? That doesn't go quite well with the meaning of the work...does it?

Anyway, this piece is still in progress. It will have have colors, eventually.

Plant Woman

Last night I sat down and doodle some more...I was thinking of a pair of sexy eyes and lips...And the next thing I know, it evolved into some sort of evil-looking plant woman...

It's like Jack Skellington trying to do Christmas but inevitably turned it into Halloween.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Drawing as a form of meditation

I'm not very good a nurturing the artist child in me. I'm good at writing my artist pages, but I hardly allow myself to go on an "artist date" and just play freely with my art (see Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way). On top of that, a few issues in life have been stressing me out lately. So here I am, a little blocked; haven't been able to produce any sculptures that are to my satisfaction.

To remedy the situation, I started sketching since yesterday. Without any planning, I just sketched whatever that's in my mind.

Drawing is like a form of meditation. I managed to drag those demons and monsters that have been disturbing my inner peace out of my mind, and sealed them away in my drawings.

So there, I feel so much better now.

Stare all you want, bird creature. I feel really good right now. And you can't do anything about it.