Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Reclusivness seems to be the norm....

for artists. And it seems to be when we are the happiest except for when we are with each other. The comments that were left on the last post prove this. And this coming weekend that I thought was going to be sooo perfect has just been shattered. I have a family dinner on Sunday...damn :)) But I will make the best of it and squeeze as much time out for myself as possible.

I love The Cleveland Museum of Art and don't get down there nearly enough. Ever since I started working with bronze clay I have started researching ancient cultures. They are going to have an exhibit...Art and Power in the Central African Savanna...starting March 1st. The have assembled 60 central African sculptures whose original purpose was to mediate betwen the humand and spirit worlds. I cannot wait for this exhibit to open. I may have to go more than once. It's one of those things were just walking by and looking isn't enough....I'm going to want to stand there and study them. Wanna come with me?


Just a little peak at a piece of unfired clay. I got a really nice dome on this lentil by using a small light bulb. It had a larger arc than a regular light bulb. I dried a strip of clay across the bulb also so it matched the arc of the lentil.



While I was making this I kept thinking about the Paris Metro. It's been driving me crazy. This is one of the metro logos....

3 comments:

Colleen J. Stella said...

That is some sweet lentil Gail! Your stuff gets better and better! And hey... I'll tag along to see that exhibit if you want some company.

Cathy DP said...

Gail, you have mastered refinement. Just lovely!

Sabine Alienor said...

Your lentil is so great! Much better than the french metro logo ;)