Hello again. I have posted clean new photos of the Don Quixote sculpture from summer to winter 2013. I fixed the wrinkled backdrop and the lighting,
So here, now: A quick tour through the crew of Don Quixotes I have grown around me here at the studio over the past 9 months…
To begin our tour: “Hopes and Possessions.” This is actually the most recent piece of the series so far. Because of the combination of materials, this guy has the feeling of being an artifact. As if it were a discarded doll, or well used Shaman’s talisman. He still gives me the creeps a little, but he’s very determined and full of character, exhibiting the original Quotidian courage, wouldn’t you say? It also is a logical extension of the work that preceded it.
He is dynamic in his charge, yes…
but there is something sad about him. He is too skinny, his feet are so small, and his horse, Rosinante, looks clumsy. Yet that pride and conviction remains unabated.
Next: “An Inventive Victory“. This one took a long time to make. It was one of the first to stand on it’s own and went through many material changes. It had a rice paper & polymer surface at one time but I ran out of the rice paper just before I finished and couldn’t find the right paper again. I ended up putting a skim coat of plaster over the paper before painting it several times.
I love this one enough that I’m looking forward to using the basic structure of this as a starting point and to develop the cubist possibilities further.
“An Ingenious Gentleman.” This one I’m keeping for myself.
What more can I say? The combination of the 2D-ink on the 3D-paper knocks me out.
“A Man Who Seeks the Impossible.” Again with the 2D paper – torn from a Utrtecht catalog, colored rice paper and shreds of drawings – along with the 3D of the wood and wire and string. The classic clash of dimensions.
A Man Who Seeks the Impossible
Until next time. Thanks for looking.