Friday, October 16, 2020

More People

 

I have been working on some new large figures. Here are two of them. First, Bedtime, another take on the mother-and-child theme, which somehow keeps coming around for me. Maybe because I'm spending a lot more time with my grandchildren, maybe the need for nurturing in our collective life during this pandemic, which is woefully absent in the current administration.

It's built on an old ironing board with a cork head, chair legs, an antique doll bed, and a variety of disks, wheels, and other circular objects.

 

The baby's arms are made of white shell buttons, my favorite connector...
 
The next piece is Coming and Going. I've carved this text on the arms: " SLIPPING ALONG THE THREAD, COUNTING THE HOURS AND DAYS" On the legs: COMING AND GOING AND COMING AND GOING..." This piece is still in progress; I have tried a different head and will live with it for awhile to see if I need something different.



Thursday, October 1, 2020

Bird in a New Perch

 

Bird has gone to a new home. It is a joy to me that five of the thirteen large figures in my most recent exhibit have been acquired by collectors. it's great to see my work in a new context -- not my studio or a gallery, but at home with people who want to live with them.