Monday, 25 September 2017

Slow and steady

So grateful to be able to spend time on something I love doing


                                                         Lots of strengthening
                                                        Adding piece by piece

Friday, 1 September 2017

Coming Together

Many months have passed and finally my current work is at a stage where I am starting to put it together. Lots of casting, layering of paper, experimenting has taken place. Armature has been welded and structurally, it is ready to go.
                                               I used 8ml x 75ml bolts and some washers

                         Lots of casting of all parts of the body. 2 part molds front and back.
                                                        A messy job but good outcome.

                                                     Plaster needs to dry for a few days.
                                   Shellac is placed in the molds to act as the release for the paper.
                                                          3 coats of shellac is necessary
                             Lots of experimenting has taken place with the hexagonal shapes.
Lots of things I have tried have not worked. What I thought would be perfect was terrible. Somethings I have decided on are the wax dip and using jump rings.

Wednesday, 3 May 2017

Fortunate to visit National Gallery of Australia Canberra



This was the first time I had visited  the National Gallery in Canberra. Incredible and inspiring sculptures in the sculpture garden and inside the gallery. Glorious building and surrounds.

Work developing



Sometimes it takes a long time before a project can begin. So much thought and  development takes place before physical work can start.  These are some of the amazing responses I have received from the women taking part. Working at home can be a lonely process.  I am always so grateful for the joyous connection that comes through these works with the wonderful women that participate.

Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Exploring marble

I have been very fortunate to spend 10 days  with other inspiring sculptors exploring marble as a medium. This was my outcome an ancient warrior. He doesn't have a name as yet. I am working on that. Thank you to all for making it an amazing experience, wonderful company, food and the joy of creating.