Monday, May 28, 2012

Flying into the Light

Some of you might, or might not... remember a work in progress which I shared with you mid November of last year. It is called Into the Light. I had started to work on this Bird sculpture/artist Doll in 2010, as a response to a piece of writing I had been working on: "Shadows of an Invisible Octopus". Someday I might share the story with you..., in short, it is about growing up, my great grand mother, living with M.E., writing and birds....
Confused yet? :-)

Anyway the sculpture developed into it's own being over the months I worked on it. The making of the bird started in my old shed, which, at the time, tried to function as a studio. Then the new, proper, gorgeous studio The Garden Room was build and the first piece I worked on was Into the Light. But as other 'creatives' might experience as well, there is a time and place to work on a particular project. The conepuppets took over creative control in December, followed by the wood sculptures early in this year. After the recent prolonged relapse I slowly made my way back to my studio, and the piece that "screamed" for my attention was the bird and the half made doll. Suddenly I realised that even with half an hours work every few days, there was a possibility that I could actually finish this Artist Doll. What a lovely experience to have. For months nothing seems possible anymore, even the most mundane tasks took their toll on my energy and well being. Suddenly I could see an end to something, an accomplishment, I could 'fly out of the shadows and into the light again....' How appropriate a title I had given it months before I was to finish it.

Here she is:

If you like to read more about the references made in this post, please follow the links:
First introduction of Into the Light
The studio as it was 
Studio the Garden Room 
Wood Sculptures See here  and here

ps... As always it is lovely to know that you stopped by to read my musing and follow my creative adventures. It would make my day if you leave a comment... 
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 Many thanks & Lots of love Corina

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