For the past 1-1/2 year, I have been concentrating on sculpture. Much of what I have done is virtually impossible to photograph, but I will publish some of my recent work that is more accessible to a camera. The subjects of the first posts are pieces inspired by Chess, made with the advice and support of mentors at Al Green Sculpture Studio in Toronto
‘Mother of Queens’, on my Flickr site, was the prototype for a complete collection of chess pieces. She was in that sense the mother of them all, and she was the inspiration for the Queen of the set.
At the moment, she stands at the mouth of the harbour of Humber Bay, Toronto. Is she a guardian, or is she a waiting soul remembering someone lost? Maybe both; none of us is simple, and the longer we are around the more tangled is our gestalt until, perhaps, we free ourselves of our complexities. Regardless, she shows her age, her experience, her wisdom.
Later, you will meet her progeny, freshly minted and looking, perhaps, as she did at one time.
Summer, dawn. Wild creatures are plentiful in this country rich with human history. Olive groves and vineyards are here in plenty, but so are rambling woods, interconnected and harboring deer, birds, and many small animals indigenous to the land.
Tuscany has also nurtured art and craft in many forms. I came with my camera, others have come to cook, to practice ceramics, painting, sculpture etc. The ambiance seems to inspire.
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Tagged art, ceramica, ceramics, craft, documentary, Italy, photography, summer, thoughtful reflection., Tuscany
LAST HARVEST premiers at PLANET IN FOCUS October 25, 2015. Next, it will be shown at the Whistler Film Festival in December, 2015. Congratulations to filmmaker Hui Wang on her first documentary.
About the film:
As China emerges more on the world stage and fills our store shelves, many of us want to know more about it. Hui (Jane) Wang’s intimate documentary LAST HARVEST is about a couple who are displaced by one of the huge projects transforming the Chinese economy. This couple could be our parents; they could be us.
Here, in downtown streets walls and towers loom and traffic echoes, a chaotic din.
There, on sapphire waters sailing hulls chatter and rigging clatters, call and response.
I open the wall from chaos to song.