I have been working hard to get my mojo back. Last January for New Years I made a resolution to step out of my box at least 5 times in 2014, do something I am really uncomfortable with, and I have completed my resolution as of about a week ago.The last thing I had to do was take a vacation. So I went to an art retreat (Art is You) in Ct. I feel so much more creative now, it was a great retreat. While there I took Michael Demengs class (Wand of Protection). But besides that project (I am working on a thousand things) I just started this new assemblage and wanted to post pics here as it goes. Hence this long post bringing me to this point.
I was thinking about documenting how I put this baby together and thought... I should have a blog.. but then lol I remembered I do. I have three... seemingly I forgot them all!
So the sculpture is about taking flight. Appropriate given that I took my first trip in over a dozen years. I am playing with a few ideas on how I will proceed, but it will be grungy, but not scary. It will have an eyeball on the back and hopefully some interesting textures and colors. I don't want to commit to anything though since I rather it grow naturally. Some of these objects I picked up in CT, like the stand (once a metal tulip?) and the cage, probably from some soap gift, there is a destash table at the retreat that I loved picking through. I wrapped the stem will ball chain and that swirl thing on the front is a part of a very old chair from my grand parents (or further back) that just kept falling apart. The base is like a flimsy metal bowl. I plan to fill it, and place rocks in it that I have collected over the years from my friends who travel who remembered to bring me back a stone.
I put a little light bulb at the top of the cage. The figure below will be placed in there with some other objects behind him..