Saturday, January 19, 2013

Barbed Wire and Birds

The figures are moving in a new direction. One morning I was out jogging and found a torn piece of a Posting sign, brought it to the studio, and made this piece. I tried to find some old barbed wire, but couldn't, so I created my own. I love this figure, spreading its arms to delineate and guard its private space. The head is a porcelain insulator.

Several of the new pieces have elements made with wire wrapped around grasses and sticks.

And a new bird, a heron who joins the earlier flock. I liked the more graceful, rounded form of several of the new pieces, and am moving away from the blocky wooden pieces for awhile.

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