Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Doubt


When I do a piece, it is never crystal clear how it is going to turn out. I have a vague idea in the beginning of what to create, but sometimes that isn't what the end product is. I really wasn't shooting for this guy at all when I got started, but he just sort of flowed into the clay. There are times when you stop thinking all together, and just let what happens happen, and that was the case with this sculpture. But that was how it happened with the other two heads that were done earlier as well. This was the hardest piece I have done to date, because it was so small, and the details are smaller yet, but there was an enormous sense of completion and even relief when it was done, like he's been sitting inside me for quite a while. He really fits in with the Halloween season, don't you think? Although raw right now, he'll look a little different once he is fired and finished. The pics aren't great, but here they are (that and the fact that I can't seem to delete them!):

1 comment:

Pacific College Mom said...

Doubt is now a turquoise color waiting for his final firing. I should have done it in a pale gray or some other such shade, but my professor thought he might be interesting in a color that makes him look like an antique piece of jade. The turquoise we use is a very stable glaze, maybe that is why he suggested it, but in retrospect, I have my "doubt" about this color...