Friday, June 19, 2009

*new post*


*text to be added later... I don't have a scanner at home!*
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Well. I'm finally going to attempt to add verbiage. This post started out with the proposed title of "The Indistinctness of Ideas and Dreams." I have since become attached to the "*new post*" title. What follows is exerts from a rough draft.

I've always had this image of a cartoon kid striding forth on a cartoon road with multicolored balloons in hand. That's what I think when folks say "follow your dreams." And there's a circus somewhere.

I have tried to record my dreams. My writing becomes very blunt and sparse. I'm just trying to get it all down and sort out the fuzz.

What I found with dreams... there's the major thingie, but the rest, all the filler that goes into sculpture or painting... the infrastructure connecting the idea or dream to real space and perception... the stuff that solidifies the line and sets the scene. That's conscious and sometimes a lucky choice. Dreams don't tell everything.

The picture I posted here is a piece I sculpted maybe 10 years ago. I don't remember the genesis of it. Probably an idea, not a dream. (I pretty much chose this photo over a painting I did of 2 odd men, twins, and a toilet. lol. I decided it would always be too early in the day to view the toilet painting. The toilet painting was a dream scene.) The finger sculpture (Finger and a few thumbs, I should say) is about 99-100 fingers, all individually sculpted. This was not life casted at all. And as I made them and placed them on the surface they established relationships to the fingers around them. They became a polite crowd of nun like creatures in a small space.

7 comments:

Jamie said...

Did you make this? It is awesome!!!!! Love, Jamie

Jenn said...

What a funky piece of artwork!

Chris Stone said...

Sorry for being so slow on the post! I have to scan in at the library and add text later. didn't get around to it last night!

Yes this is something i made. those fingers? all 99 of them (or maybe 100... forget) are sculpted. not life casted. every single one was sculpted out of clay. lol. one of my purest expressions of anal retentiveness. but it was a lot of fun. they became a community. with each finger somehow relating to the fingers around it.

Suldog said...

Wonderful sculpture. Of course, the possibility exists that you're giving us the finger 99 (or 100) times, but you seem too nice for that :-)

Chris Stone said...

lol.

I may use this piece for a model for my rings. Didn't think of that until after I published this post!

Gallery Juana - ギャラリー ワナ said...

This is a really cool sculpture with room for individual interpretation.

Linda PS said...

Ah, the fingered masses, yearning to be free...