Wednesday, September 15, 2010
And sometimes I DO get that simple moment of pure bliss when the perfect design just flashes in my head (usually right before I'm about to go to sleep).
But with sculpture... well, sculpture is different.
Some of my best pieces have been made after spending a whole day viewing thousands of pictures from the Holocaust or right after getting into a particularly bad (and usually quite frustrating) fight with my husband (thankfully those are few and far between these days but they have made for some great art), or a particularly chaotic day with the boys when I feel like the worst mommy in the world (if you're a parent, you know exactly what I'm talking about). Some days can make me feel insane.
Using my hands to carve, either out of clay or out of wax to be cast in metal, turns the very chaotic things in my head into something tangible, touchable and REAL.
It is a release. Like writing in a journal.... Suddenly I don't have to obsess about those random thoughts any more. They're there, right in front of me. I can touch that thought. I can let it out of my brain.
I imagine it's quite like how Harry Potter's character's pull memories from their brains...
So I guess you could say, it's not so much inspiration as it is clearing out my head... making room for more... inspiration??
Please visit all our participating members this month:
Andes Cruz: http://andescruz.wordpress.com/
Alice Istanbul: http://istanbuldesigns.blogspot.com/
Jewelry by Natsuko http://jewelrybynatsuko.blogspot.com/
Bella-Bijou Jewellery http://bellabijoujewellery.blogspot.com/