Shiny Things was accepted into “Persistence”, a national exhibition celebrating women’s empowerment. Persistence is a all woman show juried by Lori Practio, of Girls Noticed Project at the d’Art Center in Norfolk, VA. The exhibition runs from 3/9/19 to 3/30/19.
At the beginning of each year, like most people, I think about all the things I need to improve. This year, I would like one thing I would like to do is blog more consistently. Most of the time, I am a very quiet person that stays focused on the visual world. So blogging is a place where I am out of my comfort zone, but no one grows that way and I intend to change it.
I also want to work on refining my skills with polymer clay and sculpting. Towards the end of 2018, I decided to rely less on paint and more on utilizing the colors of polymer clay and want to push that further. I made some flowers from a simple lace cane and have had a few sloppy attempts at using skinner blends. Refining my faces and hands will be something I will also work on.
So here I go…
Before now, I was just using Super Sculpey and Apoxie Sculpt to sculpt with, relying on paint for coloration. I wanted to revisit narratives about Persephone and started thinking about skulls, flowers, and skull flowers. Being attracted to the Lace Cane for awhile, I decided to try it out. My first attempt was not so great, but I am happy with the second attempt.
Dropped these off yesterday for the Carnival of Five Fires! http://www.gallery5arts.org
Glad Magicicada has a new home!!! Thank you Pop-Shop by Jo Louise Pop-Shop by Jo Louise
I want to refine my work to the point that every little detail is considered. Towards the end of last year, I noticed a trend in my working style where I was starting to take little shortcuts, and repeating myself artistically. I wondered how much I had truly grown artistically over the past two years, and admitted to myself that it had not been as much as previous years. Disappointed in myself, seeing too much sloppiness in the work I was doing, I stopped everything I was working on and put it away. That night I had a dream about this one, and woke up excited. I started this in the morning.
After creating a wire armature, I started sculpting in Super Sculpey, going back my roots. Super Sculpey gives me time to consider every little detail and wanted to have that time to not rush over drying times. With Apoxie Sculpt, I noticed a trend to rush because I knew I had only about a hour working time. I am looking forward to seeing where she goes.
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Another in my series about change. I wanted to show a creature frozen in the act of transformation. In a state that it was changing from human to bird to plant, all being one for a moment in time. I want to show the interconnections between each and question what will happen, what will this creature become. At the same time, I was thinking of what humans will become, so disconnected from nature. I questioned how connected to nature I am and how reliant I am on technology and society. I like all the comforts of my civilized life but have sometimes let myself get too wrapped up things that ultimately have no meaning. But I am hoping that I can make changes for the better.
I am building a body of work about change. Change is universal, can be good, bad, and challenging to adapt to. Over the past few years, change has been a constant for me. I have instigated it to be a better person. I have also been thrown some unexpected changes, both good and bad over the last few months.