Tagged: nature

Contemporary Abstract Sculpture

My first Soapstone Sculpture!

We learned to carve in first year of the Visual Arts Program at school on a Plaster/Vermiculite block. For someone with no previous experience in sculpture, nevertheless in carving, it was a challenge learning new techniques.

Owl Man
Owl Man

 

One week after school finished, I bought a Brazilian soapstone, had my sketches ready and started carving. I had no idea what to expect. I was thinking it should be the same as the block that I carved for the school project, but it wasn’t!

At first I was eager to finish it fast to see the result, but I learned that it’s not that easy and I shouldn’t rush.

This was a great experience for me considering I have no patience.

In this journey, I’ve learned to be patient. I’ve learned to enjoy the process. And most of all I have learned to communicate with the piece. It was like the stone is communicating through me, it’s guiding me through a path, it’s talking to me. I felt like I am far, far away, in the heart of nature. I was in tune with nature. I was one with it! Some kind of spiritual connection with nature through the stone, that is not describable and was exciting and overwhelming.

So, I learned a LOT in this process and enjoyed it immensely!

Be well! :)

Snake Peek!

In a sunny, mild and beautiful day, we were picnicking in a side-city park, on a labour day weekend. Many people walking long side the beach with their dogs. Then, an unusual pet, a snake, came along with his owner! It was kind of surprising and mysterious.

While the owner was taking the walk, some people with hesitation but curious, got closer to ask him questions.

It was triggering for us too to take advantage of this exclusive show. I mean, how many times you see a person walking around, so casual, with his snake pet?

So the mystique site did its job, and my friend and I, hesitantly walked toward the snake and its owner. When we got closer he was explaining that he has 4 of them 2 females and 2 males, and that this one was kind of bored, therefore he took him for a walk! He also explained that there is no danger to us if we want to pet him. So we did, and contrary to my imagination, he was soft, gentle and mushy.

Although it was a bit scary but I liked the experimentation. :)

Here are some close-up pictures: