. SCULPTURE . 2022 .

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THE PRINCE OF

*  Primal  Peace  *

 

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For 6 months at least, I experimented with this piece.

It was my first sculpture in more than 12 years.

Living out here on 40 acres,

I feel surrounded by living sculpture.

So I thought I would like to try sculpture myself.

My first attempt was a human woman, and frankly, it sucked.
I thought I might try my hand at an animal sculpture instead.

After having a dream of this red animal

made of fabrics, jewelry, and beads, telling me

"If you want to be protected, you have to wear red beads" -

The concept for this red Jackrabbit was born.

 

This Jackrabbit and his altar are made of

cardboard, joint compound, beads...

wire, jewelry findings, bendy straws, sticks, lots of glue and tape...

I've never shied away from using weird materials to make things before.

And I never actually learned the fine art of ceramics.

So I decided to use what made sense to me.


 

The result is this creature,

this patron saint of the feeling I have, having moved to the desert.

 

A feeling of total protection, and thus,

the ability to have a freshly opened heart to things in life

I once never thought I could experience.

 

STILLNESS.  PEACEFULNESS.

A profound SATISFACTION and GRATITUDE-

all being done with far less "stuff" psychically, emotionally, physically, spatially...

less places to be, things to do, less expectations on myself,

less imagined pressure from society to be a certain thing.

 

--- Less is more ---

There's more room for god and my imagination to come through-

I hear these things clearly now-

in the city there was so much atmospheric noise that

I had to strain to hear my imagination and my soul's cries at a whisper-

now I don't have to strain.

 

When I came out here, it became apparent that

I was on a journey to become more  PRIMAL  and more PEACEFUL .

 

I have done that. And the journey continues each day.

I've become an entirely new person,

I have changed in ways I never knew possible.