I previously posted a synopsis of the evolution of a sculpture that Treedragon shared with us on one of the forums I inhabit. Since then he has returned with a suggestion and a query. He was thinking of letting us follow the procedure on his own website and would we be interested?
During and after that sculptural process i shared with you all there were aspects of it i found to be rather useful so now i am looking to do something similar as a particular demonstration page on my website.
What i want to know is if there is enough interest to warrant my providing a link to the page as progress gets photographed and documented.
Well, of course we would, and we told him so, and Treedragon was committed to another very public experiment. But first he had a story for us.
Just thought i would share a little something related to that last sculpture i did with you all “Family” or rather an aspect of it. It sort of shows how this universe works for us if we are attentive to detail…… blah blah ;D
Anyway yesterday a couple of women came by to walk the bush walks and view the sculptures etc and so forth and early on in the piece one of them came up to me in the Hammer Dome where i do my sculpting, i noted she had a somewhat determined glint to her eye and the conversation started off somewhat like this…… “How much is that sculpture with the wave in it?” “Sorry it’s not for sale.” (she was referring to an earlier sculpture with a wave form as a main feature), and then she noticed the sculpture finished the other week, you know the one. “I really like that one, how much?” “Sorry that’s not for sale either”.
i explained how sculptures tend to vanish from public view when sold whereas here in a sort of public(ish) place many get to view them and i get to see them and their changes throughout the day etc etc. She still had a glint in her eye especially when i said “anyway i feel a sculpture should be created for the person concerned so it belongs to them……”.
She paused for a moment or two…… “If you sculpt me one how much?” “ummm…..” “Look we are just going to walk around the sculpture walk and when we get back you can tell me how much……” and off they went.
Well i didn’t have a price, how long is a piece of string? but we came to an arrangement, the one where buyers do not have to buy whatever i sculpt unless it feels right and then and only then, pay me some coin. Now the other aspect of this is that i had been contemplating where to get some more coinage to visit the quarry and unbeknown to me she left some money with Heather so i could go to the quarry to get “her piece of stone”…… hmmmm maybe i seemed a bit intractable ;D ;D
Nice, eh? So, that settled, he gave us the link to follow his progress. Unlike us, who got updates over the following weeks, you can see it all at once.
Thank you, Treedragon. May your hammer never break and your chisel never dull.