Saturday, October 16, 2010

A Few More Pieces

"She Made Her Hard Choices & Moved Into the Light"
Etched brass, nickel silver, copper, mixed media

The piece above is about making a challenging decision and then actually taking action on that decision. Even if, like in my case, you're simply operating at that point off of a gut feeling. It is also how a train load of things can start to falling into place once that leap of faith is taken. As the saying goes, "Leap and the net will appear." I always seem to have to stand at the edge of the crevasse for a very long time first.

The main figure is surrounded by a large etched (in nickel silver) talisman to bring good luck and guidance. The larger rectangle directly below is about the journey of traveling from one world (before the leap), into the next world (after the leap).

Below are a few more pieces inspired after taking my wire sculpture class at Pratt back in March. Both are wall mounted and come out from the wall about a foot.

"She Came to Know Guidance In All Its Forms"
Etched brass, copper, tintype, glass, mixed media

"Sometimes the Very Thing That Rises From the Depths Comes to Blossom"
Etched copper, enamel, steel, mixed media

Sunday, October 3, 2010

This Is the Time of Her Life

"This Is the Time of Her Life"
Brass, copper, nickel silver, enamel, antique compass, mixed media

Nothing like the present. The craziness, the challenges, but also all the power and potential of being right here, right now. That is what this piece is about.

The passage of time is represented by the cycles of the moon engraved into the main brass plate, and the antique compass represents the gut feelings and intuitive notions I have along the way. I sometimes dare to act upon those intuitive ideas. I usually love the outcome of taking that kind of action. It's always better for me than just letting it pass by. I think that risk is what helps keep it all so interesting and passion filled for me.