Monday, August 5, 2013

Sculpture and the Trolley Trail Carving

Writing about sculpture has taken a back seat to actually making sculpture. It feels good.
The carving is taking shape because there's no motivation like fear.

My goal is three hours work every day on the giant log. Some days my shoulders and arms give out after 90 minutes of holding power tools like the chain saw and grinders. That's still 90 minutes of progress!
After the giant log was delivered, fear paralyzed me for months. So much potential, so little action.
That's such a familiar space, and so odd because it is the opposite of creativity.

Now that I'm carving, I'll see a place where I've removed too much wood and simply keep going to make it work. That's creativity not fear. It feels good.

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