Saturday, April 30, 2011

New Orleans Jazz Fest Day 2


I started this little head before I went to France thinking it would become part of  a larger sculpture.  That never happened even though I kept it wrapped up for three months.  Last week I looked at it again, and it was too dry to continue with it, but  I loved the face so much, it seemed like it was enough just to be itself and that alone.  I  was very happy with the way it turned out,  and it was one of the first things I sold yesterday.... makes me think sometimes I make things into more than they need to be, and that sometimes, a head with a strong spirit is enough on its own.  I need to remember that.....

4 comments:

Michael Kline said...
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Michael Kline said...

Good point. Sometimes I wonder if I overburden my work with my intentions. I'll remember this post. Hell, I'll make a poster of it and put it in my studio wall!

Thanks for the advice ;)

Jenny Mendes said...

I need to remember this too!!

Mary said...

...good lesson to remember, Jenny. I enjoyed meeting you last day of JF yesterday -- my beautiful bird has already cozily perched itself for all to enjoy, namely moi.