I am familiar with the shape of the stone, when drawing I can almost move in the mass, navigating my way from side to side and upside down…a good place to be, to make decisions that are in tune with the material and it’s form and slowly (as always) the idea for the form get’s tighter, gains tension and flows in it’s space, but of course easier said then done….I am on my way.
After a day of teaching, despite being cold to the bones I take myself to the place where 1/2/3? of my future carvings will be exhibited during this years “Art in the Garden“. The plunge pool, what draws me to it is the highly structured square element and within it water, that flows freely despite it’s constrained environment, then there is this “funny” fountain, a portal, a wall…
Standing behind the fountain, slightly raised above the plunge pool I am playing with the possibility to position a carving on top of the fountain wall, would it hold the weight, could I incorporate the strong form of the arch…?
So many thoughts, so many possibilities, such a busy life, I keep going….the next step is to get a big lump of rock, let go of ideas, knowing that ideas that are of value to me rarely develop in my head.