I wanted to make another wall-hung piece, but I didn't spend much time thinking about it. I just started with a torso, which went fine. NOW...what is the piece saying? I have arms, hands, a face (or two) and I couldn't continue because I had no focus. In the end, I ripped off the arms and finished the piece as simply as I could because I loved the torso and wanted to save it. This teaches me to not jump into the clay before fully visualizing the piece.
I want to include you in my process. The ideas start as a glimmer at the back of my brain that eventually become drawings in my sketchbook. Between the drawings and the finished stage of the work a lot of magic happens that I can never fully explain.