Wednesday, February 2, 2011
This piece was sculpted upon the return from a trip that I took recently to Africa. The beauty and bone structure of the people inspired her face....
the uplifting of her arms spoke of the rise and determination of their spirit and the grace with which they move. Her hair is created from dried seed pod clusters gathered near my home...preserved and dusted with copper powders. The use of delicate fish bones on her head piece looked like a sprinkling of stars and within her hands, a star was placed, building on the star theme. Rhinestones were applied over her gown of antique silver metallic lace, again building on the feeling of stars falling from the heavens..... and in reading her expression, I believe she is hearing the song of stars. A mosaic of tempered glass runs down her back like a river of starlit skies. Antique hand written French letters from the 1800s have been applied to her base. Abalone shards form the edges of the flow of glass. Monarch butterfly wings complete the feeling of being uplifted...of reaching and the rising of vision. "StarSong" is about the wings of hope, inspiration and the grace to move to the music we hear calling to us.