500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #159 – Rain Bowl

Rain Bowl: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. Happenstance, serendipity, happy accidents... add a sprinkle of mystery from a dirty kiln and a pinch of something that fell off another piece and you get subtle beauty. The Technique: How I did this awesomeness! I used a plaster mould to get the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #159 – Rain Bowl

Advertisements

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #158 – Politicians

Politicians: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. There are always leftovers when I work with slabs... these leftovers almost always get transformed into very pure and spontaneous creations... Doing this is some of the most joyous times I have while working with clay. Most are simply given away as gifts, unless … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #158 – Politicians

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #157 – Melting 07-030

Melting 07-030: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. This one could also be considered as part of my ships series.... The Meltings are an organic partnership between hand and material... a study of respecting the other's influence and a total abandon to trusting the outcome, whatever it may turn into... the … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #157 – Melting 07-030

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #153: Melting 05-010 and 011

Melting 05-010 &011: The History: Share what you see and continue the story. The Meltings are an organic partnership between hand and material... a study of respecting the other's influence and a total abandon to trusting the outcome, whatever it may turn into. The results were always magic! Here, the magic came to life, as … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #153: Melting 05-010 and 011

Saturday’s Supplies – Scraps: Play To Your Heart’s Content!

Plywood Sheet: Taken from scrap I had around the house. Available from any hardware store… look in their cutting section for scrap pieces being liquidated. If you have construction sites nearby, go ask for scraps there too. Finally, there are more and more EcoCenters popping up and they tend to have tons… literally tons of … Continue reading Saturday’s Supplies – Scraps: Play To Your Heart’s Content!

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 3 – Sculpture – Faces

Part 3 - Sculpture - Faces After years of making things with self-drying clay and/or found objects, I felt ready to take classes in ceramics. I enrolled at the Visual Arts Centre in a turning class under the tutelage of the amazing Audrey Killoran. I really disliked the wheel. I might have given up entirely … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity: Part 3 – Sculpture – Faces

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #91: The Cactus

The Cactus: The History: Here’s my story on this… Influenced by Oaxacan art and illustrations I was studying... I believe that even the prickly cactus needs company… I was also loving a book of illustrations by Richard Stine and spending time in the local libraries going over several illustration books… considering this as a possible … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #91: The Cactus

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #90: The Hollow Men 88 – Bird

The Hollow Men 88 - Bird: The History: Here’s my story on this… I have to blame this one on Monty Python’s Parrot Skit. There goes my absurdist imagination again. The Hollow Men were inspired from a poem of the same name by T.S. Elliot There are perhaps other influences that rattled my subconscious when … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #90: The Hollow Men 88 – Bird

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #89: The Hollow Men 88 – Castle

The Hollow Men 88 - Castle: The History: Here’s my story on this… The castle aspect feels obvious to me, but it probably isn’t. Imagine the portcullis of a fortress, as the gate rises, the view inside is an expanding tunnel. Fill it with people rushing out. Come to think of it, this is much … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #89: The Hollow Men 88 – Castle

500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #88: The Hollow Men 88 – Dog

The Hollow Men 88 - Dog: The History: There’s a story on this… Made about the same time as a series of poetry observations called Mall People. I saw several people in this affluent mall with their tiny dogs and my imagination flew into a world of absurdism. The Hollow Men were inspired by a … Continue reading 500 Works of Art on the Road to Your Creativity #88: The Hollow Men 88 – Dog