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Thursday, October 09, 2014

They do come to life



Her mother had taught her to sit still in a 
forest if she wanted to talk to her. Even though she was gone in body, she could hear her in the branches creaking and see her in the birds landing near by.



Sometimes she sat 
alone looking at stars, wondering, 
is that her too?

My work has grown to be story in all forms. I realize I really love making books, so right now, all the media I work with seems to want to be a book-even if it is a one page book.

I mentioned some time ago my internal muses pushing me to do more sculpture forms. The small kiln arrived this week and hopefully I'll be making clay forms by next month. I envision combining cloth, clay and wood to let animals come to life. I want to make settings for them, diorama like things-I shall see how it evolves. Right now, I need focus and time [a huge uproar is heard from the barnyard!].



4 comments:

Lis said...

Growing up near NYC, my mother would take me in to visit the museums and I was - and remain - enthralled by Alexander Calder "Circus" at the Whitney. In my memory, it was HUGE. I just looked for images and it seems smaller but of course that is product of a child being more attune to the real power of things. I can see your barnyard installation ... oh, yes ... that would be wonderful!

Katherine Dunn said...

When I lived in NYC I too loved the Calders...and also the Natural History Museum natural animal sets....

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh this is so sweet. Who's hair is her hair? LOL

Katherine Dunn said...

Old Mama Sugee hair.

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