Friday, July 1, 2016

A Human Figure in HLM's Work?

The 2016 Fort Collins Studio Tour was last weekend!








Thank you to the more than 70 people to visited my studio. It was my pleasure to have you stop by. :)


Here is me standing next to the piece I made for the gallery show for the Tour. The piece is called "In A Bind" and it is the first time I've ever used the human figure in my art.

Making a figurative piece was not my plan. Late one night I was drawing thumbnails in my sketchbook, and out of many I drew, this one spoke the most to me. I was planning to start abstract, and let the piece get me to where it wanted to be.


Many of you saw me set up this piece on Facebook, but if you didn't, here is the video:

video

After a day of work, this is where I ended up:


Is it just because I've been drawing the human figure for four months that I saw a torso emerge in this? I had to go there. A few days later, this is how it ended:


Bit by bit, the piece became what it is. Here are some details:







I've been trying to delve deeper into my heart in my art-making, and this piece communicates a lot of things that have been in my heart the last few months. I would be happy to elaborate on this piece to anyone who's curious about its meaning to me--just email me (email address is at right). But I wonder, does it have meaning for you?

3 comments:

ambrella said...

I love seeing how the thumbnail developed. I love seeing the pencil drawing to finished and on the wall, with all that life and layers of consideration. Congrats on another successful studio tour!

ambrella said...

I love seeing how the thumbnail developed. I love seeing the pencil drawing to finished and on the wall, with all that life and layers of consideration. Congrats on another successful studio tour!

ambrella said...

I love seeing how the thumbnail developed. I love seeing the pencil drawing to finished and on the wall, with all that life and layers of consideration. Congrats on another successful studio tour!