In my last blog I told you about my class with Andrew Brown and Harold Williams Cooney. The class inspired a new way of thinking about materials. It blows my mind that I am creating rocks that are made up with the exact same properties as the rocks we find in nature.
Some say that if you wear rose quartz, you will feel love. If you wear aventurine, you will feel adventurous. I am interested in using these types of philosophies in my work.
I am taking the elements and creating what nature creates.
The gesture I have created on this geode/rock style glass bead is conveying an emotion that is so peaceful. Love is conveyed when you cross your arms over your heart.
Now that I am getting some of these new techniques down; creating a geode, cold working glass, re-introducing the glass to the flame to add a figure…I am ready to start using the elements that are believed to create different energies in my work.
Some research on metals, and rocks will be required. And those metals will inspire figurative gestures, to further convey the meanng, that has been traditionally believed to be derived from these elements.
Meaning is what I am after. I enjoy art that has deep meaning, that I can gain personal strength from. I want my work to do that for the viewer…