Saturday, October 29, 2011

The Princess of the Galapogos - she's finished!

(This photo copyright of Lane Community College)
Stoneware, oil paints

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Lady Birds

These are my Lady Bird plaques. These were created in an attempt to represent aspects of human/albeit female nature of one vein or another. The Cassowary (on the right) has been sculpted on a pregnant torso and this fits as the Cassowary is renown for leaving her egg with the male and promptly heading out to find a new mate, with whom she will leave that egg with as well. The budgerigar (on the left) is a comment about the perfect little "pet" of a girl. This budgie resides, a bit ackwardly, on the body of a very lean female torso and she is a pretty little thing.
I am curious what others see in these figures. I have had people love them, feel moved by them, positively and even be disturbed by them. How do they make you feel?

The Budgerigar Lady Bird plaque handpainted in vibrant colors:

What is your story?
What are your fears?
What are your secrets?

With the Lady Birds I hope to reveal women from every angle.
Cute, innocent, angry, abused, motherly, abandoned, friend, respected, forgotten.

Which bird tells your story?