Turns out that I'll be helping review 3-D portfolios at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live (May 9-11, 2014, Kansas City, MO). Most honored, and will bring my brain. I'm so eager to see all the remarkable work that's bound to be there -- lots and lots of it!
Friends, here's more info on the 3-D portfolio reviews, and how to sign up, from the folks at SFAL3:
3D PORTFOLIO REVIEWS will be held at Spectrum Fantastic Art Live this May 10th in Kansas City, MO. www.sfalkc.com
Wed. April 9 at 12 noon Central Time Zone will be when sign-ups open for portfolio reviews at the Spectrum Live website on the NEWS page.
Each person is limited to 2 reserved spots (to try to give everyone a chance) and we'll see about setting up a hotline here on Wed. morning.
Giving 3D portfolio reviews will be, Tim Bruckner, Forest Rogers, Virginie Ropars, J. Anthony Kosar, Dan Chudzinksi, Brandon Shiflett and Jarrod Shiflett.
(It looks like who's reviewing has shifted a little -- though happily we still have Shifletts!)
WIP in medium NSP Chavant clay -- Baba Yaga's Chicken, done in one of the superb classes at AnatomyTools.com. Jordu Schell and Andrew Cawrse were teaching, a couple of years back. That was enormous fun and great experience -- highly recommended. Just dug these snapshots out:
Be sure to check out AnatomyTools -- great workshops, supplies and anatomical reference figures:
If I figure out how, I'll post some of the wonderful artist videos Tim Bruckner has put together to represent Spectrum Fantastic Art Live 3 (SFAL3) May 9-11, 2014. But alas! I'm not quite sure how to do it. So, here's a link to Tim's FaceBook page, where you will find those and also of course Tim's own fabulous work!
Also, there will be a 3-D portfolio review opportunity at SFAL3, with some of the best offering their thoughts:
... for a nice backdrop.
Special thanks to everybody who took a look at the auction, watched or bid! :) Very much appreciated!!
She's a bit under 8" tall, in Kato Polyclay, silk and ramie fiber. It's fun to be back on the eBay venue, after a long, long absence! :) The auction ends Sunday night, Feb. 23, USA Pacific time. If you wanna see:
About 15" tall, in Kato Polyclay, with garnets and wood. I'm thinking of doing a limited edition of this one...
A Fairy Herald, underway. She's in Premier air-dry clay, with washi paper:
This head is will be for a jointing class Pat Lillich will teach next summer at NIADA's conference, and then for my first effort at a ball jointed doll. I plan to have fun! The head's about 2 1/8" high, in Kato Polyclay. She'll go to resin when she's finished...
Thank you, weibo.com Visitors!! :)
I'm honored to be included in this show!
My take on a Goblin Spider will be joining the festivities:
It was my honor to create this piece for a Navajo family, commissioned by their good friend M.M. It is my best effort at likeness of their Grandmother, who had a wonderful face. She is depicted with twin lambs.
Underway, in Kato Polyclay:
Oh so many beings underway, must take new photos! Meantime, the Horned Fragment with her polyclay barnacled base:
My lover is the silence of time,
from whom is concieved
I am the raging of ashes.
You, who might have been he,
are not here.
~ Lou Rogers
While searching for a couple of poems for my Aunt's memorial, I came upon one my mother wrote. My father had been many years gone when she wrote it. No one ever stepped into his place in her life. Indeed, it summarizes much about her life, and that also of a friend who died by her own hand in 2005. When there is no living human center in a life, there is sometimes in the end a simply a merciful closing of the book. For all those who stand alone in the hollow of the world, peace.
Now at this hour my Aunt's memorial is happening, faraway. I could not be there in person, but thoughts are there. She was my father's twin sister. Though she and he departed many decades apart, in a sense I feel they went hand in hand, for they both chose their deaths, and chose to die in water. A river and a lake, beautiful and loved. He was 35 years old, she was 90. There is a kind of poetic mirroring, these two so close and so far.
Next time I shall die
Bringing forth wings and feathers like angels;
After that, soaring higher than angels-
What you cannot imagine
I shall be that.