I have this Balinese daemon nightmare going on. Well, I say night mare; it is in part quite wonderful and exciting. I have been having these dreams and day dreams for weeks now.
So I decided to try to put it into…picture, if you like
I am starting off with a blank canvas with the face of a beautiful African girl I once cast.
…and in comes the Daemons. Breathing fire, trailing fragrant flowers…
The beauty with paper clay is that you can dream and ponder for days; the clay is so flexible that you can add wet clay to dry.
But I am having some issues; I bought some slightly grogged paper clay thinking it would not warp as easily as un-grogged. But the tiny sand grains are actually getting in the way of the fine detail I am trying to achieve.
Bali is one of my favourite places on earth. I dream of going back there one day; perhaps that is why I’m being visited by all these fragrant monsters, faeries and daemons…
On a purely practical point, I may try to find some paper clay without the grog.
I am not sure how to finish the piece, much less how to glaze it; but I’ll keep you updated.
Perhaps it won’t get finished until I find myself sitting in a village square somewhere near Ubud, during a full moon, listening to a Gamalan orchestra and watching an all night dance and shadow puppet display…
That’s truly magnificent
Thank you for the vote of confidence…still unsure where it will end up
Are you going to sell it?
All my work is for sale unless I’m unhappy with it and it ends up in the garden somewhere…