PALE COBALT BLUE & PURPLE
1′9″H, 10″W, 7″Dia
Chasing the form
I felt an energy uplifting or rising upward, twisting or curling around and then spreading or launching out. That was it, and that was all that was needed to start “chasing” the form. Start building up sculptural wax and or feel which direction it wanted to go. Build up, scrape off, repeat, repeat. Wax on, wax off until it feels just right.
When I sculpted in wood, I was open to what Nature served up. It was a cooperative venture. Now, using an amorphous material, the principal motivation is to close my eyes and sense energy flow.
Sorry, that’s the best explanation of what comes next.
Creating this piece
Not starting with my usual wax cylinder. Instead, a wax “build” from scratch evolves to finished wax…
and the glass form “divested” of casting material at the foundry surprises us with a second color!
More to the story.
While you see the outcome, there is a backstory. This piece suffered a thwarting “bump” that sidelined it for years. It waited, tucked in a corner, never out of sight, wondering when I’d figure out if — and how — it could be saved.