On the subway to and from my sculpture space, walking on the street, sitting in a crowd, I mostly notice people's heads. What a thing the human head is. Everyone has a forehead, two eyes, a nose coming down with cheeks either side, and a chin below, two ears, a neck. We are all the same and yet so different from each other.
Each of these heads is made with a palm-full or handful of clay. They are small because the level of detail is about as much as I can take in when looking at a stranger from a bit of a distance. But these are not based on specific people I've seen; rather they emerge as I work on them. When I see that an identity has emerged, then I leave it alone and move on to the next. Some form groups, some stand alone, kind of like people.
Three of these heads, Hilda, Clarice and John, are in a juried show at BWAC in Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY September 17 - October 26, 2014.
Opening reception: Saturday September 27, 2-6pm
Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition
Art in Clay II: Figuratively Speaking, juried by Lilly Wei
499 Van Brunt Street
Brooklyn, NY 11231