My father was not pleased. He had still at this point not come to terms with the fact that I too had decided to become a sculptor and follow in his footsteps...
When I was a child I (helped)raise 5 baby ravens in the wild.The parents never got closer than about 5 feet from me but they "allowed" me to hand feed their 5 babies,and it was on this same cliff in the photograph.Ravens exhibit a multitude of unusual and eccentric traits.They are extremely intelligent and possess remarkable senses.It is no wonder that they are considered mystical beings in many cultures.
welded steel-life size.
You don't work with metal of course,my mistake...
thank you so much for sharing your story. makes your work so much more approachable on this 2 dimensional medium.
My ancestors came from Cork in 1849.
Nature still remains an elemental and untamable power there.
The beauty of the environment inundates the senses and sometimes captivates the soul.
A man's interaction with it is based on a humble respect.
There is a local saying"If you don't like the weather,then just wait a minute".
It reminds me of the environmental impact the current oil leak is having. Sorry, I'm sure that isn't what you were intending with it Its just the finish looks so beautifully oily and fluid.
I can't keep up.
I'd go out & get a "real" job. Never happened- i geared everything around having time for art. Have yet to, & probably never will, make a "living" making art, but can't imagine doing anything else.
I learned to draw from my father. His father told him to give up art, because he'd never make a living at it. He listened. My mother could draw, but quit because she drew from photographs, therefore it wasn't real art.
The mindsets we get ourselves into, sometimes.
And the Karma, guilt, and worries, we inherit from our parents...
Sometimes a soul HAS to retreat on a self imposed exile just to develop naturally,ESPECIALLY if ones parent is somewhat "known" in the world.
Fame can be a HUGE burden,not just for the individual possessing it,but also for members of the immediate family...
striving for extremes is a natural choice for the youngest - just to get that "Wow!" of your parents/future judges.
then being chained to bourgeois career choices for security reasons strangles your craving for being special/acknowledged.
Same issue, don't you think?