Thursday, February 26, 2009
I haven't decided which form the plaster will take on, but there will be multiples. The binary part will come through in the story I tell and possibly physically in the form. I am interested in drawing directly on the plaster, like we would draw on a sheet of paper.
I have decided to work with plaster for my 'wrong material'. I have only used it once, but am excited to see what can be done with this moldable material. Plaster has the feel of a blank slate, white and begging to be touched. I described my work to Chris Rose as 'narrative' and during Lori's seminar, I chose the word 'binary'. I think that these two things naturally go together, because there are always two sides to a story. Also, I believe that the opposing forces are necessary to get my point of view across.
This week, I finished my Head in the Clouds thinking cap and am trying out new materials to incorporate into further exploration of this ephemeral subject. I am using my imagination as inspiration and am focusing on the cloud shape for now, and trying different ways of implying movement. My first attempt was in paper, which I like as a media to start with, but it is not very practical (tears easily). I will move on to other metals, acrylic, monofilament, fabric and possibly plaster.