Monday, September 22, 2008

Cybernetic Wombs and Beef Jerkey Nipples

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I'm working on a series of tiles that display figures in masks sitting in a circle. I'm intrigued by the thought of modern mysticism being some kind of diluted mess, where tradition gives way to ones personal selection of beliefs from any number of sources. We struggle to feel connection to something greater, but truth is illusive and like anything else, it is bound to perspective.

We are also working with layers of thin slabs stacked so that one can cut through the layers to create a design. This method is intended to model a prototype which would then be molded and duplicated using a plaster mold. I've made a few prototypes but have yet to refine it completely.

I'm pretty excited about some initial tests for developing texture by spraying slips. Even on a very flat surface, the particles have a tendency to flock into organic patterns, and even the finest scratch on the surface will effect that tendency. I don't know exactly where I'm going with this one either but it seems promising.

1 comment:

Ashley Morrison said...

hmmm....sounds familiar (Henry Miller)/was a stiff phallus.:)