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Five Masks Completed
Top one larger than life size, middle considerably smaller, other three approximately life size. All patinas are oil paint.
cathARTic masks +
The following are IN PROCESS — NOT COMPLETED!
Gorgeous spring day; perfect for making an armature outside. The dowel will support a big head; a skinny neck and little body will go underneath. I finished hollowing out six masks, will bisque fire them in a few days.
Sculpted “off the hump” intending to cut it off the hump as a mask, but now not sure if I’ll cut it off or leave the “hump” as a base.
And now there are Four
Quick clay sketch by Steve Eichenberger I may put pupils in the eyes, not sure yet. If so, it will be easier to do after the clay firms up in a few days. I kind of like the way the eye orbs relate to the other roundish shapes and volumes: the dome of the…
Productive insomnia …
I laid awake a few nights ago and came up with a plan for freeing up my style. It was encouraging, exciting, motivating. I look forward to implementing it. The basic points: • cut / piece / juxtapose parts and fragments to create a whole • synthesize! with my background in construction, sculptured brass dies,…