Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Hope Springs Eternal
Here's a second moon bowl I made with a small pedestal and a flared rim. I'll have to make these really thick in order to get the deeper crevices I want. Not sure about the rim, oh I just had an idea, maybe it's not too dry to do what I'm thinking. I think I'll try some more rough terrain on a free form piece next time.
Earlier in the day I set out to make another moon bowl but this sort of offering bowl sprang forth instead.
I've been thinking about the state of our country and the world, and most importantly the people within. Sometimes I have a hard time thinking positively in light of what's happening around me. People loosing their jobs, their homes, their health, people's salaries being cut, people scraping to make ends meet, to feed their families, and themselves.
I've been thinking about that and today this sculpture, Hope Springs Eternal, evolved from that. It's perhaps primitive but contains so much of my feelings I can't begin to tell you of those thoughts. There's some realistic and surrealistic symbolism contained within this piece. Seeing the photo, I think I can extrapolate to more defined processes.
Did I know I was going to make this piece when I wrote the post about robins, not at all. That's the thing about me, my words, my art; sometimes things just well up from within. I feel deeply, and I'm hoping our country, and the world, and I, can climb up, up to hope, and, to hoping that hope springs eternal.