Hello World :)
I've been pondering for a long time how to transform my city obsession in some kind of sculpting.
And it seems the long internal thought process came to an opening. Wall bangles.
Miniature cities are something I absolutely love in art, but I was unsure until now how to work it out.
In a way I've seen city-esque jewelry already, the first piece that made an impact are these train hoops by dmdmetal. Such a brilliant little piece of artwork!
|train hoops by dmdmetal|
I also drew a quick idea of a bigger piece of art and started working on this façade (which is still not finished!) and making all those bricks gave me time to enjoy the brick work and think of a better way to make tiny brick walls. (I do love bricks, probably because I've been raised in Germany, where bricks are a very present building material - much more than in France - I love the organic feel of it and the variety of colors and textures)
And while I was thinking of cities and how to sculpt them, I thought of a particuliar book.
When I was teaching at the Euro Clay Carnival 2012, Bettina Welker was selling her new tutorial book, "Polymer Clay Bracelets", which I had to buy (of course!) and then it just clicked. A brick wall bangle I shall make!
And the idea was born :)
Now, don't get me wrong, this feels and just is an opening. I feel I need to explore the city since a long time and after 4 years of almost exclusively food sculpting, I feel I'm technically ready to explore the richness in textures of urban life. (And by life I mean buildings, dolls are faaaaaaar from what I want to do.)
I won't stop sculpting food either, I already have an idea for a second book and will start on that one and take more time to finish it.
But I need to mature in my work, not for the others, but for myself, it's a visceral need that knows no rationality, a need to just sculpt cities, finally.