What began as the idea of a peacock has morphed into something else. Something flowing, lovely, and whimsical. Exactly what it should be for now.
At it's largest points it is 7.5 feetX 4.5feet.
I'm really pleased with this piece, and have some plans to ammend it so that I can have it outside, make it more site-specific, and generally versatile. Do you see those shadows in the bottom picture? LOVE those!
One of my friends in the class said something the other day that resonated with me. She was talking about control, or the lack of control when it comes to art. For four and a half weeks I tried to control the outcome of this piece, and continually felt defeated instead of delighted. As soon as I STOPPED and just slept on it I was able to come up with an interesting piece of work.
I can't even begin to tell you how helpful my husband was during this...from bringing me lunch, supplies, and encouragement to driving around town helping me pick up the final pieces needed to complete this--the NIGHT BEFORE it was due--and sawing the wood platform, legs and supports at about 10:30 at night (sorry neighbors) in 103 degree weather. All of this without a complaint.
We--the Large Sculpture in Ceramics class at UMW, Professor and visiting cuban artist Carlos Enrique Prado have been invited to show our work at LibertyTown in August on First Friday!!
When? 5p-9p, Friday August 5, 2011
Please join us, and bring a friend!