This piece started with an idea that was inspired by a small pitcher made of brass. When my Mother passed away I inherited it. I have no idea where it came from but I have always been drawn to its shape. I set out to make my own version in clay. It took on a life of it’s own resembling the brass version perhaps only in essence. After it came out of the kiln I noticed it had “attitude”. It seemed to take on a feminine persona. “She” had grace with an attitude! So in this season of the Oscars, I think she is striking a pose on the famous Red Carpet!
As Juno leaves Neptune arrived! I am wondering how the Snowy Owl out on Sandy Neck has faired. I could not stop thinking about him/her as the storm raged once more. I’m huddling in my studio as the wind howls and the snow flies by. I hope the Owl is hunkered down out there. Perhaps it feels more at home in this weather than I do!
Out on Sandy Neck I found the Snowy Owl. Well camouflaged in the grass on a dune in the distance. I could barely make it out. Inspired, I set out to sculpt my on version of this amazing owl. It was a throughly enjoyable process. I do not do many sculptural pieces. I am not that comfortable with the process. But I enjoyed the journey and perhaps will venture into sculpture again. It has given me joy and confidence.