I have my first solo show coming up. So I am working on a couple of pieces that require more left brain effort. My intuitive process takes lead on most creations. For the show, I am aspiring to make more complex structures, which require some engineering. Bringing my sketch to life was a failure. Engineering problem #1. I wanted the piece to come apart for easier finishing and transportation. engineering problem #2. the top of the sculpture design must be light so that it requires minimum support. engineering problem #3. Attaching the pieces requires not only a MIT degree in geometry but shoulders built like “The Rock”. After 10 hours of work, I’m back to the drawing board.
There are 2 hours left of open lab time, so I grab some rando metal scraps and build a beautiful graceful sculpture that took no thought at all.
”The materials of art, like the thumbnail sketch, seduce us with their potential”. -Art & Fear