Let it be known that on May 19, 2008 at around 2:45 pm I found Jenna!
There is a point that I try to reach with each of my sculptures. No matter what the subject, if it is from life or a sculpture created in memory of someone. The point I am speaking of is their appearance. The moment that I have coaxed them from the clay.
I have her. The ahhha. My husband has come into the studio at least 3 times in the last 24 hours and said , “it is looking like her.” But there is a moment for me, the moment was with her chin, I added a little clay and then I looked at her and she looked right back at me. TAAA DAAA! The moment never ceases to amaze me.
This element is very important to me, even if there are changes that occur after this moment it does not matter. It is a settling within myself the connection between subject and artist has been formed.
Another thing. When sculpting you can get so involved with the details, lets use for example an eye. But unless you can do both, be involved with the details and often pull yourself back and see the entire picture then you may work a long time on something only to find that it really never went with the entire picture. I have been thinking a lot about that. Somehow there is a metaphor for life there. The small stuff, the details are important, but work on them as you keep looking at the entire picture. Don’t lose site of the entire picture. The details make more sense that way.
I’ll try to post some pictures soon.
This presentation always happens with the face. I have worked diligently for the last 24 hours with Jenna’s head in my lap, turning her every direction. Here is another metaphor for life. If you are not sure how things should be, turn them upside down and take a look, you often will see things that don’t fit or are out of place.
All it is takes looking at things from another direction.
I have reattached Jenna and can’t wait to begin pulling her all together. Got to go, its very exciting.
Welcome to the studio Jenna!