Here's a little peek below...
Dear Friends, I love your questions!!!!!
For they stir my imagination and hopefully... yours too!!!
Here are some answers to your questions about the piece I'm creating for Calabash: A Celebration of Gourds, Art, & The Garden to be held on October 7, 2007 at Food For Thought in Forrestville, CA.
For me, he is a she!!!! But I love it when a piece can be so androgynous that the viewer's imagination can interact with the piece exactly as they wish...
Yes, the gourd pieces submitted to the Calabash fund raiser to feed persons affected by AIDS are exceptional. I feel quite honored to have been invited to participate. The Food For Thought food bank is an amazing place. Beautiful gardens surround the AIDS grocery store in Forrestville. The gourd I used was actually grown and donated to Food For Thought for this auction. For those of you near by... this would be a great Sunday road trip!!!
The clay face, which is now attached to the top of the gourd... was sculpted from ProSculpt Clay. I showed you the very bare bones of the beginning of my piece, a peek into my world! I also used Apoxie Sculpt clay, alcohol and acrylic paints, Pearl-ex powders, glass beads, amethyst stones from Crystal Channels, Swarovski Crystals from Legendary Beads, both stores in Santa Rosa,and bark, twigs, and roots from our garden. The pictures you have yet to see of her finished... don't quite do her justice, but do show one side of her emerging story...
Thank you so much for your comments and questions! It has been fun to create in this way, for these questions and posts on other blogs came just at the right moment to inspire me on, or to weave a new connection.
And yes, I did have lunch that day with Ulla!!!!
The name that came to me for this piece is a Greek name... do you have any intuitions of what it might be????