Friday, February 3, 2012
Totem Section Two
Here's the second section for the evolving totem. I think I figured out how to stabilize the structure. I thought I would make some wider narrow sections out of clay to sandwich between each of the taller sections. Not quite sure what shape yet. I was out of plain slip to make my attachments so I used some gray stained slip. Kind of wasteful, but I was in the mood to make something and didn't want to stop to mix up a big batch of slip. I guess I'll do that tomorrow.
Months, maybe years, ago (more back burner pots) I had an idea to make a totem that fit one section in another which I think is a better idea because then the totem could be moved if need be. I guess it wouldn't be too late to cut a hole in both sections. Have you ever cut a hole in a piece that has dried beyond leather hard? Wondering if I should risk it. When I finished building this section I had a couple of pieces left over and held them up to see how they would look. They were too dry to attach, but I wish I had attached them because I like the look of them; almost fence like but not quite. Somehow this section doesn't really go with the previous section stylistically; I might make this section one and not use the first section. There's Butter behind me taking a cat nap while I work.
I got my work set up at the Florida Artists Gallery at our new gallery location. As it turned out the shelf I got would't fit so my work is installed on the mantel and on the wall. I forgot my camera but I'll take photos next time. Stay tuned to learn about another location where my work can be found coming up soon.Thanks for reading and for all your comments.