In contrary to last challenge I attempted to do, this one is in a totally differente nature. for me a challenge is an opportunity to move out of the box and to try out something different, to try out some new material and to learn a new way. Is this going to benefit my current work? may be , may be not or probably yes? I can not tell at that stage but I will hopefully have a new eye on it and will then be able to take it to new directions.
I have started my daily blog to describe the journey into this new venture, a journey into the unknown. This daily challenge doesn't have the purpose to produce a new piece of art per day and sell it a low cost but it is a journey that will show you how those new works are made and why, the steps that I did follow to make the work.
As part of my previous studies on the extended trot, I have pushed the simplification of the movement even further.
|more simplification of the movement. Will sculpt it and see how it works or not.|
Tempted to also try to use other materials as the front leg needs to be elevated but will try a clay study first.
My current reading books:
The Modern Sculpture - a concise history - A fantastic book to try to understand the different mouvement in modern sculptures, from Rodin, Degas, Brancusi, Rodchenko, Picasso, Moore, Matisse, Giacometti, etc
Deborah Butterfield: equestrian sculpture , modern made with recycled materials, some very interresting things in that book.