Thursday, November 14, 2013
ARIEL GYPSY SCULPTURE
Sold. Thank you Lisa!
I had an idea concerning my new gypsy sculpture series. I decided to sculpt a gypsy out of clay, and then create a large gypsy painting that is identical to the sculpture. Well, as ideas sometimes go, this one is presenting some difficulties. I sold the first gypsy sculpture of Zigana, which I posted a few weeks ago. I already had started the painting but now must look at the picture I took to try to duplicate. After working on the painting these past weeks, I have decided instead, to try to create an ‘essence’ of the sculpture and not recreate an exact match.
Beginning of Oil Painting to Match Zigana-I've Got a Long Way To Go!
In the meantime, I sculpted my second gypsy in the series and will take a picture and enlarge her too just in case she sells. My goal is to create 10 large paintings. I always aim for the stars.
As in the case with a lot of artists, I am most inspired by the materials I find for my work. I had a beautiful old fragment of material that was hand crafted in India. Little glistening beads with purple filament kept calling to me saying, “please use me in one of your sculptures.” With that in hand and some other gypsy looking cloth, Ariel was created. I sculpted her of stoneware clay, fired her in the kiln and had a wonderful time dressing her. I used antique Native American trade beads called 'Christmas beads' and another antique strand from my stash.
View of Zigana I've Chosen To Paint
Just to get you in the gypsy frame of mind, I’m posting a video of some Gypsy Vardo Wagons. I think you’ll like the authentic music and wagons.
Back View of Ariel
Side View of Ariel
Full View of Ariel
Ariel is 23” high x 12" wide and 12"deep. I have priced her at $350. If you are interested in purchasing, you can preview more pictures of her on Etsy or contact me directly at my e-mail.
Here is her story:
Ribbons of light were drifting on the wings of the wind Cosmic rhythms beating unmercifully, began to reveal to her the secrets of her heart. She began to feel infinite love, wisdom and energy in the universe. She had finally connected with her higher self and she knew she was a radiant being, filled with light And love. She was Ariel, daughter of the moon and Goddess of flight.
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