Joy & Bliss, Dancing Like They Just Don't Care – The Hollow Ones #21

All together now... lift your hands in the air, like you just don't care! Do I really need to say more? I felt this title in the line drawing I started with. Then the choice of bright yellow dancers in a world of pinks and violets just seemed right. I think I need this feeling … Continue reading Joy & Bliss, Dancing Like They Just Don't Care – The Hollow Ones #21

I Feel So Much Love For You – The Hollow Ones #20

Something in the way the figure in the forefront is turning to look at the one behind, it feels like a look of love. Well, it reminds me of the awesome feeling I get when I look at my wife, or she looks at me with love. The darkish background becomes lighter and yellower with … Continue reading I Feel So Much Love For You – The Hollow Ones #20

A Little Rain Can’t Hurt Me – The Hollow Ones #18

She has a defiant optimism that is very attractive. It seems to exude from. her and change the world as she passes by. This is why I chose the green behind her. Her whole being is afire with positivity. She leads with it in the colour yellow. More to come...

Incongruous Abstractions

The project challenge was to make abstract forms, defines as not resembling anything. The secondary challenges were that they must be hung on a wall, possibly incorporate other materials, potential tally be made with a variety of techniques (coils, slabs, pinch-pots, etc..) and finished with different glazes, engines, and terra sigillata. While, I've had the … Continue reading Incongruous Abstractions

The Widowmaker’s Waltz – The Hollow Ones #14

All the men have been lured to The Death Dance on the promise of beauty. All the women know their roles in this affair, only this is not the usual affair, is it? These women are there to kill. Dressed ready to eliminate the nastiest of men around. Seducing them to their deaths. If any … Continue reading The Widowmaker’s Waltz – The Hollow Ones #14

Taking My Last Breath – The Hollow Ones #13

The ball has only been a reminder of how unloved this figure feels. They yearn to be free of all their pains. The leave The Death Dance, disrobe, and enter the pond in the dead of night. Lights fill their world, in their mind's eye and they contemplate release. They take one final breath and … Continue reading Taking My Last Breath – The Hollow Ones #13

Statuesque Saltimbanque – The Hollow Ones #12

The Saltimbanque always seems enigmatic to me. They are always depicted in a stationary pose, but a pose so filled with kinetic tension that they appear on the verge of exploding in all directions. While not the traditional paternities of a saltimbanque, I feel the abstract paternities applies. It stands statuesque, perhaps our to the … Continue reading Statuesque Saltimbanque – The Hollow Ones #12

The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Pinterest, in its awesomeness, sent me a series of paintings by the amazing Dan McCaw (https://www.mccawcontemporary.com). I believe his work is new to me and as you can imagine, I fell right into all of it! It's flowy, richly layered, fantastically expressive, and packed with stories... at least it kicked my mind into storytelling mode … Continue reading The Hollow Ones – Part 3 – The Dead Dance

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #9

I thought I was finished for today, because I couldn't find anymore inspirations for the Tin Man... well, at least one that spoke to me. Then the image formed in my head, after seeing a round faced drawing of something entirely un-robotic... Maybe this is a Frankensteined version of Big Weld from the animated film, … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #9

Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #8

Ok, perhaps this one is more droid-like, than Tin Man. Maybe he could communicate with beeps and whistles, instead of words. Hey, if anyone knows Jon Favreau personally, I'm happy to let him use this in The Mandalorian... kinda like a baby Yoda version of a droid. Anyway, I seem to be on a cuteness … Continue reading Building an Idea – Distorted Ozs Project #8