Sunday, March 29, 2009

The connection

I was a plein air landscape painter for over 20 years and I have been puzzled by my "leave it all behind" jump into clay. I saw no continuity. Today I saw the connection. My landscapes always had movement. The brushstrokes looked as if blown by the wind, ever restless. My sculptures have a similar restless quality. They are always in motion. The figures twist and arch.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Paper Clay

I love paper clay. once I started using it instead of the other traditional clays, I was hooked. You can add wet work to already dry pieces. That is what I am doing here. I rarely use horses as a subject, but now I see them as a spirit guide for me (in the Zuni tradition)
The horse is totally dry and I am adding wings of wet clay.

Friday, March 20, 2009

first day of spring

This is the start of a new season. Much is happening. I am in several shows right now and the next push is to get new work started. The drying time for clay can be weeks in the winter so I am waiting to fire and having some trouble starting the next set as I contemplate my newly finished work.