Monday, April 29, 2013

Carving Out Wishes and


making a big mess!


"The test of an adventure is that when you're in the middle of it, you say to yourself, "Oh, now I've got myself into an awful mess; I wish I were sitting quietly at home." And the sign that something's wrong with you is when you sit quietly at home wishing you were out having lots of adventure."

~from The Match Maker by Thorton Wilder


wish collector


11 comments:

  1. Ah, wishbones, they take me back to childhood meal times, making wishes with my sister! :) And the quote made me smile and then think about life for a while..thank you, Charlene.

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    1. Carving wishbones is oddly connotative. They also make me think of childhood dreams and wishes.

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  2. ..and I'd also like to add, your sculpture looks wonderful too! :)

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  3. When I saw the picture of the girl, 'Wishful thinking' came to my mind. : ) Lots of things are often attached to your figures. Is it the way you think (process information)?

    Such skilled work required to make those delicate bones! And they look real! :)

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  4. My work focuses on the narrative and informed by symbols and found objects. Sometimes things pile up---including wishes and dreams. When a wish get tossed out does someone collects them? Or is this all wishful thinking? Plus I love to carve so I ended up with lots and lots and lots of wishbones. There is another piece coming from the pile of wishes.....thank you, Midori for your comment and question :)

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    1. Thank you for your reply, Charlene. So I understand that this piece shows your process of thinking. After I became a student, and being surrounded by other art students and staff in art department, I have become more conscious of what artists are really showing in their art. I observe some express their thoughts, emotion, dreams etc.. Others show the process of thinking.

      I sometimes make the things I visualise. Other times I make what comes out of clay. It is important for me to reach my subconscious.

      I am looking forward to seeing your another piece!

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  5. so true the quote, I do love making a wish on a wish bone, good to have dreams and wishes to dream about.

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  6. Just getting into my studio is an adventure and a wish come true...

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  7. Oh, what a beautiful piece, the "wish collector".

    I always felt there was somewhere, someone, that wishes flew to.
    And now, we have a sneak peek :)

    One could worry that the collector of wishes could become burdened with a world full of wishes upon them.
    But, such magical beings are chosen well, and accept their calling with integrity.

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  8. I needed just one wishbone, but decided if the one would break while carving I would be out of luck. So I made lots and only one broke. With them piled up, I thought what a collection of wishes. The broken one, I mended and is in the kiln. Keeper of the possibilities......

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