I am almost ready to make my first real test of the pyramid that I am building. I made this slab piece yesterday. Looking at it this morning, I realize that the life circle should be across the entire piece. There needs to be a better beginning and ending with the beach grass on the bottom. The wording should be printed over the other images, not the other way around. Hopefully this will get dry today in the sun and we will bisque it on Wednesday. I start again today with the paper design layout.
I made some glazes last night. Testing two transparency glazes in Cone 6 Electric. I usually fire to Cone 10 in a gas kiln. I am testing slips, glazes, and screens in this firing. So, that I am not wasting materials, most of the tests will become coasters to sell at the Art Market on Sunday's in Grand Haven.
I spent a lot of time on Thursday working on images for screenprinting. This is showing how manufacturing has changed from the 1950's to present. Presses with men intimately working the equipment to the computerized machines that workers must have computer skills to operate.
Autumn is a second spring, where every leaf is a flower. Winter is a gray day, when you savor your bad mood. Spring is when summer steps into the light, and winter in the shade. Then follows the beautiful season… summer. These are thoughts about seasons. I am trying very hard to stay focused on imagery that correctly causes the viewer to think about "change".
Testing has begun on the screens that I have developed. I made a sample clay slab with a life circle built into it. My ideas are solidifying. Very exciting to think about this project coming to fruition. I met with the Cad designer and plant foreman yesterday. They now understand my concept and will begin designing the metal parts of the structure.
The last leaf comes to a resting spot atop the pile beneath the naked tree. A smile erupts across the child’s face as he greets the first snow. A peek of green from beneath the slush brings hope to the girl sick of her blue jeans. The day the thermometer breaks 70, the beach doesn’t look so lonely anymore. The last leaf comes to a resting spot atop the pile beneath the naked tree. A smile erupts across the child’s face as he greets the first snow. A peek of green from beneath the slush brings hope to the girl sick of her blue jeans. The day the thermometer breaks 70, the beach doesn’t look so lonely anymore.
I have been getting organized. Thinking, planning, making notes, lists, and drawing ideas. I began working in the dark room at UICA today. I haven't been into UICA's clay studio in awhile. It is always great to visit a community studio. You get to see lots of creativity. This picture is of a large press used by a local company.
I have added new images that I will be using on my sculpture. You can look at them at www.artprize.org and look under my name.
We are on for sponsorship with JSJ Corporation. They are excited to be involved and I am very excited to have their assistance in the fabricating of the structure. We will meet next week at Dake Corporation to look at the possible metal to be used. Many ideas were discussed. All very cool!
Well, I applied to ArtPrize and have matched with a venue. Huntington Bank will be hosting my sculpture. JSJ Corporation will be assisting me with metal work. It is very exciting. I will be focusing my attentions to this for the next several months.