Ok- so remember I said I had a plan when I began a new sculpture. Let’s throw that out and call it a starting point and a vague mid to end point. Ok, maybe not so vague, but not so definitive either. I always tell my kids not to get too cocky about something or it will kick you in the ass. So, it is written, so it is foretold. The last sculpture I just finished up: Synergy, thoroughly kicked my butt. I had it dancing in my head; semi sketched and was all about actualizing. When I was at the point when it should have been complete within an hour or two……. the realization, prompted by a comment or two, came slamming down. All the best laid plans… There was no way that this piece was on the verge of completion. I needed severe clean thoughts about this sculpture. Where was it heading? How was it getting there? I needed a walk. I needed a scream. So, in the end, I just needed to figure it out. Not only the visual but also the technical side as well. And, the reality is that can give your behind as thorough a kicking as any visual segment can. Sometimes, the frustration level is so high that the kick is even harder.
I resolved a large visual segment and then through trial, error and various adherents solved another part. Then, I was just swinging, moving to the beats in my head. This piece tortured me as much as it delights me. I hope you enjoy it.