Hmmm...Wind and Tide

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Mixed Media Assemblage 2018

This Heart Has many Dead Ends
Mixed media assemblage 
11"x16"
2018

A new piece I've finished this week. I trying to add ceramic into my work with the word Hypothermia embossed into some clay and fired in the kiln. I know its a small piece of ceramic but I don't want to draw attention to the fact that I'm using clay in my work. I like to be subtle about it, to try and  combine materials seamlessly. Ive been taking a ceramics class and love working with clay I can't wait to explore ways to include it in my work.




Wednesday, May 2, 2018

New Assemblage for 2018


A New Assemblage I've been working on for 2018
30"x 20"x 7"
Titled - I Can't Keep My Eyes Off You.
Another meditation on impermanence.
This one took me awhile to complete I don't know if it was because I was struggling with what materials to use/ how to use them or the fact that I was back surfing again and that burned up some of my creative time in the day. I have to keep telling myself that I should have no preconcieved notions on what a sculpture should look like. I want to combine and juxtapose whatever materials I deem important to the final result. I'm trying to get away from allowing the shape of the material I use in the sculpture to determine the final look. I looking for something amorphous,  something like an exploded diagram of a three dimensional object.
I'm trying to get away from allowing myself to be lured into putting things into the four surfaces of a container like some of my older pieces.









Raku



Thanks tatum  for taking the photos of me in the process!
Materials:
A wheel thrown bisqued bowl made with Long Beach clay
Metallic black raku glaze
Lava Flow raku glaze
One Small metal can filled with bark from a birch tree and about three pages of the local newspaper. 
And a kiln fired to about 1600 degrees.
So happy with the results, the surface of the bowl has flashes of green and gold areas of black metallic and copper. 
A tortured surface going from the hot kiln to the cooling water in about 4 to 5 minutes! 
It's a relatively simple and spontaneous, immediate process that produces some beautiful results.
Survived the cycle of earth, fire, air and water!













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