Friday, July 3, 2015

Survivance - Creating Another Face

I explain the word Survivance, and then I start to work in the head of the second warrior.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"Survivance" - Yes Survivance is the Title - The Two Become One

When a language dies, a possible world dies with it. There is no survival of the fittest. Even where it is spoken by a handful, by the harried remnants of destroyed communities, a language contains with itself the boundless potential of discovery, or re-compositions of reality, of articulated dreams, which are known to us as myths, as poetry, as metaphysical conjecture and the discourse of law.
                                                                                                             George Steiner, After Babel 

The theories of survivance are elusive, obscure, and imprecise by definition, translation, comparison, and catchword. The nature of survivance is unmistakable in native stories, natural reason, remembrance, traditions and customs and is clearly observable in narrative resistance and personal attributes, such as the native humanistic tease, vital irony, spirit, cast of mind, and moral courage. The character of survivance creates a sense of native presence over absence, and victimry.

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Shot Pouch, Powder Horn, and Creating a Full Figure in Clay

Continued working on the figure. I found that the Resin reference figure from was perfect proportions to the figure I was working on. I showed a Mountain Man pouch and Black Powder Horn I used as a re-enactor, back in the late 80s and early 90s. at the beginning of the video. I show a photo of my mom, Genvieve. as well. It's always in the background and I get asked all the time.. who is she.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Starting another clay sketch today Creating the Armature and First Clay

Finished with one idea, now starting another one.. this one will be a standing figure... who knows what it might turnout to be... LOL

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Finished the Clay Sketch Showed how to use the Pasta Machine

Teresa, in Texas asked me why the clay she ran through her Pasta Machine would bubble and separate when she ran it through the rollers. I took a moment to explain how to properly put the clay through the machine. Then I finished up the Sketch of the Warrior. Then a short trip to a clients house to return a bronze I borrowed to photograph.

Friday, June 19, 2015

The Sketch, A Face then Hair

I started out today working on the head of the warrior, by detaching it from his body, and placing it in a jig so I could work on the face more comfortably

Thursday, June 18, 2015

The sketch is Fleshing Out

Only had a couple of hours today to do anything on this sketch.. Once I started it.. It flowed from my fingers pretty dang good... I'm very happy with this small piece... very happy. This is where 50 years of sculpting... comes in very handy..