Thursday, September 18, 2008
I think I'm getting closer
Ok, the pure white of the Nevelson vibe was diminishing the subtle textures of these pieces, as they do not have very deep relief. I was missing the tones of the clay and earth. This color palette feels more right. I am looking for a fossil feel. Perhaps I still need to lower the contrast.
These samples are purely abstract, made with found construction materials and old rusted things pressed into the clay. I have just cast some larger pieces which are more literal 'illustrations' in clay of scenes photographed around Mallorca. They are still wet and not ready to paint.