I made another piece ?! This has got to be the fastest I have ever made something. I started throwing the "potter nightmares" on monday and put the piece to rest on the shelves friday night !
My child is larger than its siblings, about 2 feet. Connected with snap hook connecters. I wanted the vibe to be one becoming two, growing apart but wanting to stay close, but being physically unable.
I was chatting with a friend and she said "the codependency is uneasy." lol oh my god thats what ALL of these pieces have been about. (shout to my old therapist, she constantly told me to read the book codependent no more.) I tell Carly, they say something along the lines of "oh you didn't know?"
It's so clear now. I see the physical pain of the manifestation of separation. The feeling of two becoming one becoming two again. The longing and aching for someone. The fear of being alone. It makes me feel more at peace... Kinda funny that I still make work about my past relationship, but healing takes a lot of time.
To lighten the mood lets chat about surfacing haha ! I want to cover these in clear milky glaze, wipe away where I can, letting the deeper areas pool with glaze. I want, what I call, the orifices to have the sweet sweet gloopy glaze coming out of them I want the vibe to be that these orifices are communicating with each other. I see the metal parts being washed with red iron oxide and manganese to darken them and juxtapose the surface of the bodies.
Now its time to actually begin the glazing process, the test kiln has been broken but I think maybe I need to suck it up and use a big kiln to start this process, I want to finish all these pieces by early April. Once I finish the first one in the series, the others will get done quickly !