Tuesday, August 30, 2011
Here's a tropical woman wall tile I just made which is about 8 x 8 inches. Gary said she looks Cuban. I carved lower eyelashes and forgot to slip paint them but the outlines are noticeable. Today I went back and painted those in.
Then I decided to make a tropical man to complement the tropical woman, a tropical couple if you will. After these two are fired I'll tell you another story about my time in Cuba. The colors on the woman look more muted since it's more dry than the man I just made. I like the fact they're drying together cheek to cheek.
I've been thinking about how to display the couple. Several possibilities come to mind such as mounted individually on a wall, mounted on a board together and hung on the wall. What do you think? I've been feeling braver with my process, using brighter colors, stepping outside my usual bounds, letting go.
Bigger isn't always better for slip containers. The canning jars don't stack on top of one another and take up much more room on my work table. I'm thinking about a rolling cart I can place under the table and pull out when I use the slips. Maybe a double decker lazy susan for table top.
I think clay must be the most expensive medium to produce a finished piece of art, tools, glazes, slips, tables, slab rollers, kiln etc. What do you think? Well maybe bronze and metal are too. Hum, just had an idea of painting the tropical couple on canvas with acrylics, we shall see if I get around to it though. So many ideas and so little time. Please stay tuned for more. Thanks for reading and for your comments.