Category Archives: In Progress/ At the Zoo
I seek compelling gestures to fit abstract ideas. The design of the animal ambiguously demonstrates emotion through form and gesture, provoking an intriguing interaction between it and the viewer. My visual ideas start in the studio and are further explored with live animals. I discover the physical and psychological characteristics of the individual that speak to the initial ideas, whether they are actually inherent in the individual or my projection of who they are. They help to define my final works.
This is two visits so far. I am really excited about this one so far. I am really moved by this animal. We have been having a lot of conversations and he has been giving me lots ideas for potential in this piece. I am really enjoying our conversations!
What can I say, the duiker is a deer-like animal that has been known to eat rodents and birds! From what I hear, these are tough little guys. This one started as a study for a possible sculptural idea, but I am starting to like where it may be going and might start to push some ideas. I will take a break from him and pick it up soon.
I started this self portrait a while ago but hit a block. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to say. I think I will start it soon. I have grown a lot since then and it is calling me. I think these weekly visits to the zoo have brought something out in me.