My earliest forms of sculpture started in elementary school with the little, hard grey clay blocks then on to the red clay where it was fired to make little cups and objects.
The one that sticks out the most to me is a little 5x5 red clay slab with a painted, smiling sun. The sun is my favorite overall symbol since I was a child. The round, yellow shape with it's life giving rays. To me it is a symbol of hope, life, God and new beginnings. It is the most important object in this universe.
I wouldn't venture back into sculpting until college when I created "The Door". I no longer have any of my sculptures and only displayed them once at my Court Street Studios location.
I like many forms of sculpture, but red clay is my favorite. Rodan, Michaelangelo, Edmonia Lewis and Augusta Savage are the sculptors whose level of work I admire. From the smooth surface to the textured, there is something about pulling a 3 dimensional figure or object out of a block of stone, clay, wood, or ice.
During the years of 1989-1991 I started with Krylon Flexstone spray on a Micky D Cheeseburger and fries which I hung on the wall at ACA. The food didn't rot since it was now preserved in stone and it hung on the wall for about a month. Afterwards, I incorporated broken, painted glass onto my surfaces but the shards of glass kept falling off over time.
There are some sketches and ideas for sculptures that I would like to make in the future such as busts on pillars and small figurines. Both made in clay and working with 3D printing materials.
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