Tuesday, February 24, 2009
The Inn Keeper Sculpture
You can see a painting, take it all in in a glance. You have to live with sculpture.
The qualities I enjoy creating in a sculpture are often the very qualities that make it difficult to photograph. Unlike a painting, sculpture can't be reduced to a single viewpoint shot. If it is, you know that 364 angles are calling for their turn. It's actually more than that- as sculptural space is spherical, so in any photo there are thousands of missing views.
Complexity, depth and layering, and the fact I can tell different stories on different sides of my sculpture are what keeps me creating. The Innkeeper is a small intimate carving that invites you to circle, adding up the clues to her story.