Yesterday I moved my sculpture up into my studio from the metalshop where I had been working. I am now past the point where I am generating large piles of wood chips and making annoying, loud noises, so I figured I was able to move to the studio without upsetting my other studio-mates.
What I have left to do:
- Finish the hands
- Finish the face
- Finish any other details I may have missed, or refine other areas
- Give the piece an overall sanding to even out the form while still leaving the marks of the chisels and gouges.
- Apply stain
- Apply oil
- Hang for display
In order to finish all that I expect to be in the studio a lot in the next few weeks. When we return from our spring break we will be moving studios, so I want to be done (or close) by then, which means working over the break.
I’m also, concurrently, working on a book which is sort of a combination Art Book and Story Book, which tells the myth of The Mead of Poetry, with my images alongside the text. If all goes well, that will be available for sale at the degree show.
I am also now working on paintings, since the mono prints weren’t working out the way I wanted. I am still using the dried pigs-blood in acrylic medium, but am now simply creating images with my hands directly on the paper, rather than on a shed ofglass which was then transferred to the paper.
An in order to try out some different finishes, I have also carved some smaller pieces that are completely unrelated save that they are from the same wood and use finishes I am experimenting with.
So, all seems to be progressing.