After the Exhibition…….
I didn’t make any figures for many months after the exhibitions in New York and Bogota. There were things happening in my life that were very difficult, and when I am emotionally unbalanced, my creativity just disappears. And so for probably 9 months I didn’t create anything.
However by November I was feeling much better about many things and I decided to try a new technique for me, which was to model in plasticine first, and then to paper mache over the plasticine, cut away the paper mache coating once it was thick enough and then to work on top of that with more layers and extra additions of clay and wire.
I like this technique as it is kinder to the hands and it also makes the figures very light. However I think it works well only on small figures. For anything large I enjoy more the manipulation of wire and the ability to create whatever shapes I like.
However this was my first attempt using this technique. I am not happy about some things with the figure but I think it was a good experiment.
and here is the original drawing:-