Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Might Have To Keep The Birds
As I attach the wires on the back of each wall sculpture I hang it up to see how it looks. When I put the wires on these three tropical birds I had an idea to hang them as a group. They look so good together above this dresser I use for storage in my studio I might have to keep them. Their black background picks up the black iron of the lamp. When I made these I actually envisioned the two upper ones hanging above a window facing each other which might look good too. But for this space I like this arrangement. I'm taking this photo at night so the lighting isn't that good, I'll take another photo during the day.
Meanwhile I have some of the wall sculptures packed up ready to take to a couple of galleries. I can fit four of them in these smaller containers with a piece of foam between them. I have larger bins I use for my other pottery, but these would be too heavy if I filled a larger bin. I wish I had a scale to weigh each one to see how heavy they are. They don't feel heavier than a painting would feel that I hang on a wall. The smiling alligator is dying to get out of the container. Ha! He feels the heaviest; I guess because he is double thickness where the alligator is or maybe he ate too much.
These sculptures can also be displayed on an easel instead of hanging on the wall. Another idea is to place one in a cubbyhole of a large book shelf to break up the monotony of shelf after shelf of books. Completed wall sculptures are available in my Studio Pottery Shop. Well back to work. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.