The Power of Slow
There is such power and expression in the slowness.
What is it about slow motion? As a sculptor of something that is stationary I wonder, “why am I intrigued with slow motion, especially of animals or the human form.” I think that it might be that while viewing slow motion we are privy to the different nuances of emotion and movement. Slowing things down makes me think, “Ah there, if I could capture it right there, then a few second later,” I say, “and that movement, oh isn’t that beautiful, if I could capture that right there.” Of course, to be specific, it would be better if I could see the slow motion from different angels, all at the same time. That is what a sculptor does. The movement of a piece needs to look good from all sides, all directions, though one angle is probably the strongest or the most seen depending on the placement of the sculpture.
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On another note, there is the anatomy. My heart skips a beat when I see the dog jump. Look at the power in the feet. I think, “Do I know this power because I have seen the frames before this action and the frames after the action? Would it be possible to have that same feeling if you saw that motion captured as a sculpture, and at which stage would I have to capture it to present that power?”
I think I should like to do a study. A study of slow motion as it pertains to art. How? My sculpting process is slow, meticulous. What if you combined slow and fast? What if I sculpted extremely fast, as sketches, which is a great practice, by the way, but interestingly enough, I never find I have the time to sculpt fast. What if I quickly sculpted different stills of movement as they are slowed and captured? Again I would need cameras from different angels to study the movement.
…interestingly enough, I never find I have the time to sculpt fast.
So look at this video not just as a commercial, but look at it for the emotion, the power, as a study of form and movement.
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