Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Sculpture and Community -The Making of Ritual 2010
Here's a back side shot showing how I attached the plaster disc to stakes. The fun of this kind of construction is that it's quick, it only has to last a short while.
The lovely crown is from a broken wicker chair.Things that aren't worth keeping but are too cool to toss are perfect for ceremonial burnings.
Carbord adds structure and ornamentation. I build using carboard and drywall screws,creating ledges for fireworks and more cardboard screening. Each layer conceals the mechanics of the previous layer and give more surfaces for painting.
Here all the cardboard is installed and back ground test sample of paint. I'd been looking at Asian art and was inspired to add all the prayer hands. Those were made by cutting out right and left hand shapes from old veneer and wrapping them tightly onto heavy cardboard tubing with white sheeting. A silver leaf tea paper was then applied with wall paper paste.