I call this piece, Embrace, because it made me gone through so much pain, disappointment, desperation, then a glorious joy I can't describe.
On my last post you see it raw, still drying out. Let me tell you what happened... it CRAKED!* all over the place and my biggest shock was that i was using the best clay composition to avoid cracks and much shrinkage; it didn't happen.
- Pain: It hurt my skills and knowledge
- Disappointment: I don't like this clay anymore, bag gone to the trash right now
- Desperation: What do I do now? Destroy it? I can't do that, it's mine I made it, but what to do?
- Joy: Just happened after a long research, meditation and letting things go.
*I decided to embrace the cracks instead of fighting them so many times.
There are the first pictures, I still need to mount it on wood for display.
|Embrace 2013® Sikiu Perez. Terracotta 16"x16"|
|One of the most painful cracks I decided to highlight|
|Thickness is diverse here|