Tuesday, January 22, 2008

The Fragile Army

Now I'm thinking about sculpture...it has a very different hand/eye/time sequence than painting. There is a kind of languorous technical aspect to making things in 3 dimensions. The mistakes seem to happen slower, at least with the materials I'm working with.
The Fragile Army was made from the bones of different animals and then cast in various metals.
Working on the wire catspider is like drawing in slow motion in the air, except that you have to tie many of the lines to each other to maintain their shape. This gives you a coiled effect on many of the wires.....the way certain vines grow around other plants or fences.
I've moved away from flat illusion and color. They'll be back.

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