Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Job, Hope, Cash

The economy seems to be on every one's mind lately including mine. I've added a few embellishments and some color; the three scrolls at the top say Job, Hope, Cash. The face looks clownish, not sure I like that, but too late to change it now.

I started out the other day with this niche. Mixing my love of nature with my idea about making a personal shrine. Later I graduated to the niche above. Funny how things move along in this type of genre. Black seemed like a good frame color, but I think it's too stark for this piece.

I went back and took another look at the photos of the mockingbird and found another surreal one; it shows the bird, my cat and myself reflected in the window. I hope to print these photos on some thin paper and decoupage them in a niche wall. Maybe some rice paper. Thanks for reading and for all your comments.


  1. Your job sculpture uses come pretty powerful and compelling words. Also colourful!

  2. Wow, that last picture is incredible. It would look great framed.

  3. That is one crazy mocking bird. The glass and reflections give it a nice sense of mystery.

    if you are unhappy with the face perhaps you could try one with just suggesting the features in clay and painting them in more detail once it's fired.

  4. I like the powerful words you put on the piece but I agree about the face, I think the way it was originally worked better with what you wrote. I do like that she has gifts and how that works with your words.

  5. Hi Kate, thanks so much. There was a dittie going around on fb that said we used to have steve jobs, bob hope and johnny cash, now we have no jobs, no hope, and no cash, so I ad libbed on that.

    Hi Gigi, thanks, yes that mockingbird came back again today. Ha.

    Hi Smartcat, thanks, the mockingbird wears himself out flying up and down, if I see him after I while I open the window to get him to leave so he doesn't get too tired. I'll have to think what to do with the face on the next one, thanks.

    Hi Lori, thanks, well I tried to take the eyes, nose and mouth off, but I have them on there so good I can't get them off. Now why is it when you want them to stay on they don't and when you want to take them off they won't come off. Geez.

  6. I've got the feeling I can read the cat's mind.~Mary


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