I've seen the future...

...and it's made out of wood!

One of my few GCE's was in woodwork. I never thought I would lift a chisel again, but I have seen some amazing sculptures in this medium which have inspired me to give it a go.

I will still work with clay but wood offers different challenges and oportunities. I had never really given the medium much thought before because it looks difficult to work, and once material has been removed there's no going back, so there's little margin for error.

Clay allows for spontaneous self expression whereas wood requires planning.

There is much folklore relating to wood and the trees from which it comes. It is said that the 'properties' possessed by a tree of a certain type can be passed on to a limb taken from it. This is only the case if permission is obtained from the tree first. This is why wands or staff's have different energies depending on the wood from which they are made.

Comments

PG said…
I am hopeless with wood, I can't even saw a stick. I have no feeling for it whatsoever, and I admire people who have the touch. If you are drawn to it, it could be that this is 'your' material and a new path for 2009.
Gina said…
Merry Christmas and a happy New Year to you!

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