13.5 in H x 5 in D x 5 in W
The eyes will see strange things that the mind will alter…. To provoke, confront and stimulate private emotion and awareness, pleasant and sometimes, perhaps unpleasant, is my intent. To connect with the underlying emotional current that flows just beneath the surface in us all. A commentary of my life and lessons learned, mixed images of symbolism & memorable items of my youth, will hopefully be interpreted in a highly individual and personal manner – Taking these lessons away, becoming ones own.
Each piece begins as a drawing/blueprint. The nature of my unfired, air-dried clay mix; Marblex, is to warp and shrink… Something I find both challenging and desirable. To build the smaller components in a piece, I use a Japanese product, La Doll Premier Clay, also an airdried clay product. Sometimes this mixture is added to papermache when building walls of a stage scene.
Altered and fabricated objects are made in advance incorporating them into the main figure as each clay image is hand built. Washes of acrylic, layer over layer of colored pencil, dyes, ink, my drawings and commentary are slowly built up on the surface. The narrative story as important as the 3-D piece; marry to convey my message as a whole. All surfaces are preserved with multiple layers of wax. Often, a ceramic box will be built with various found materials added to present the completed image.
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American Craft Magazine Article: http://craftcouncil.org/magazine/article/layer-upon-layer