Thursday, November 13, 2008

Inspiration for Sale

New sculpture starts in many ways but how often can you just buy an inspiration?

I stopped at a yard sale and got this cedar bonsai training pot for $15.00. I'd never seen any wooden ones before, only glazed ceramic. It is a beautifully made object, all the more lovely for not being regarded as permanent.

In the series of carvings I'm working on, the base has been the last set of decisions. The inspiration and carving are done and the question is how to literally support the art and finish the sculpture. Beginning with this base solves that problem. It told me what it wants to be. Now the only thing is to create the rest of the art. Drawings next.

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