The arm and hand are fine, now I'm trying to fix the arm to the alabaster sculpture. The problem is the different ways wax and alabaster cope with light - while this alabaster is highly translucent, wax reflects all the light, nothing goes through... the difficulty is to make one nice sculpture with these two materials... I'll see...
Today I'll work on the wax- arm for my sculpture 'battle of the remains II'. I tried a first version, which worked but wasn't good enough... Too many cracks and bits and pieces! So now I go for the real stuff! Photos will follow soon!
'Battle of the remains III' is the marble sculpture that I'm planning to make within the next months. I took photos from a dear friend's back - hard work, because I didn't really know how to ask her to pose. I only had a vague idea. The night before she came, I had a really strange dream. I was in the livingroom of my sisters place, with our children. There was something going on outside so I went to the window to have a closer look. I seemed to me it was an outburst of a gigantic vulcano, and I immediately knew that this was it. I turned around, wanted to say something but realised that there was nothing really I could say. Within seconds everybody was going to be dead. I turned my back to the window and tried to take my youngest child, who was near me, to pull her under me. Then it was all white and I woke up; all confused...
But: it is that sort of back that I want to make in marble, the still of a movement, the fragility and strongness and the remains also..
Work in progress, Thoughts, ideas with no particular shape, exhibition setups and photos of openings, nice visits to interesting colleagues and scientists...