Sunday, March 11, 2007
C-POPportunity, Part Two
Here are the two pieces that I have in the C-POPportunity show at the C-POP Gallery in Detroit. For the sculpture, I included the original sketch and idea that I had for it. It was supposed to be a 'sky is falling' type thing with the man having a 'what now?' look on his face. When I cast the piece I had actually cast a bunch of bronze stars, but the cost was getting up there and all the work of cutting and welding all the stars seemed a bit daunting at the time. Plus, I had come this far successfully and didn't want to screw it up. Since this was my first bronze piece, simple was better.
The other piece is a painting done in acrylic on illustration board. This is another 'what now?' scene and I didn't realize the connection until now, funny how I didn't see that.
Last night was the opening night and it was so crowded in there that we could hardly walk around, so that's a good thing. From what I could tell, my pieces were being talked about in a positive manner, which is hit or miss where my stuff is concerned. And considering how many works of art that were there it was good to hear.
The other artists there had some amazing works and when I get some names, I'll post them here. The quality of ideas and execution was top notch and inspiring and I'm thrilled to be a part of all of it.