Wednesday, January 23, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
Friday, January 18, 2013
In the fall I took a sculpture course that was geared toward creating pieces with stryofoam and lost wax in order to eventually get a piece bronzed. I have previously shown the naked lady sculpture I did in that course, but the second weekend, I wanted to do something I could give my husband for christmas, so I carved a polar bear trophy head. Yep, Awesome christmas gift, because who doesn't want a massive polar bead head on a wall? I knew my hubby would like it because he is big fan of polar bears, so I used the techniques I learned and created it.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
|Two of my students working hard creating shadow puppets... It's important for artistic concentration to wear a Tina Turner wig...|
|A very talented Student creating an amazing totem mask for the production of the Popol Voh.|
|Some of the animal masks and bowls painted by a local artisan, Javier Gonzalez, an amazing painter who I learned a lot from, and all around great guy.|
It was difficult to leave after that whole time because even though sometimes it was stressful, it was also such an amazing treat to work with such amazing people. I am still dreaming as though I am in Suchitoto and I miss the students, staff, fellow volunteers and the community very much! Hopefully, I will get another opportunity to make it down there again.
|One of the younger students and Javier having fun in the masks.|