Friday, March 18, 2011

Tempest

I knew this was going to be fun...


For this round, I'm playing along with using the plastic ends that are left over when I cut out billets of paper stencils.  


Recent events have me  thinking uncomfortably about crows... really uncomfortably...

So I'm excising a few thoughts...



Add a few spriggs tomorrow.

9 comments:

Elizabeth said...

OMG! these are absolutely stunning. I cannot wait to see these finished. I am so very fascinated by crows/ravens and the mysticism related to them.

cookingwithgas said...

Those are going to be mighty fine!

ang said...

yeh love the thickness of that slip...

jim said...

wow joel, these are totally cool. i love crows and ravens and all things corvi... such a smart bird. you've peaked my curiosity as to why you're thinking of them "uncomfortably". i'm with elizabeth about the mysticism. if you ever get a hankerin', read the castaneda books as the crow figures heavily in the yacqui way. cool images regardless

Hollis Engley said...

I love the crows, Zyg. Reminds me of the work of my friend Ruth Bleakley, who works in paper and handmade books here in Falmouth. She's at http://www.ruthbleakley.com/blog/

FetishGhost said...

Love the link Hollis, Thanks, gotta being handed a juicy blog to dive into on a rainy day.
Jim, the "bad feeling" I've been living with is centered around a recurring dream that started right before the earthquake and resulting disaster in Japan. Crow setting on a detritus of human carrion. It's not pretty and watching things play out is gut wrenching.
Wings of change I guess...

Tracey Broome said...

I think the crow addition is perfect. Adds another layer and more depth to your work. Crows and birds in general spook me. I have really weird connections to birds....

Vicki Wenderlich said...

wow, really impressive. The crows take your work to a whole new level for me.

connie said...

I love them! Come to Wyoming to do a workshop!