Hi. Maybe we've met at shows, you've asked me questions, I've answered politely, excitedly, in caffeinated whirlwinds and in deep exhaustion. You've asked very basic questions about the process and very sincere questions about the inspiration. I've looked at you and tried to gauge just how deeply to delve, how much of my innards to divulge, while also eyeing the other customers in my booth. I've recited the "process" part ad nauseam...
Each piece is a whole story inside itself, from the birth of the idea through the process to the execution of said process it speaks to me. It's roots grow deep down turning the humus of my life. And then, when it is time, it goes out into the world to speak to you. I struggle with how much of my own story to tell along with these pieces, partly because the stories are given to me in pictures- colors, patterns, light- not words. Certainly at a busy show it is not always the most appropriate time to spend the better part of an hour on these subjects, and truly, in those situations, I want to know what the piece says to YOU.
But here...for those interested...maybe.
So, I will attempt to break the process down for us- the physical creating part along with my own process of creating. I will answer in more detail (and hopefully with more coherence), some of the most asked questions a.k.a. "Why do they have no faces?". You can take this at your own pace, and so can I.
I do love the part of my job where I get to see people, talk with folks, share emotion...However, I get tired and then I feel badly not giving my whole effort in each interaction. I really love the part of my job when I'm in my studio, alone. I'm hoping that this is an opportunity for us all to be able to dig a little deeper, please ask questions. I will attempt to answer them here as fully and honestly as I can. And we can be sitting in our own comfy chairs all the while.