I notice patterns come and go in my work. For the past 10 days or so it seems I have only been drawn to creating interesting and aged faces. After my little brownie was complete I kept creating creatures. An imp and goblin promptly added themselves to my shop.
Gerlach was my take on the banker-goblin.
Little Snort sports a tail and has made off with some poor soul’s key again.
I love examining faces and adding those character lines. Each face appeals to me in different ways. I have a favorite quote by Paul Gardener that comes to mind when I work. He said “A painting is never finished. It simply stops in interesting places.” I feel that is equally as true with sculpting as it is with painting. I get a distinct sense at some point in each piece that lets me know it is time to put my tools down. I love to look at my windowsill and see many little heads awaiting their bodies and settings. This phase of face-making may be winding down now since I have the urge to finish some of these creatures. What will be next? I am sure I do not know, but it should be fun finding out.