After some additional sketches I've decided to have 6 figures down in two separate groupings that fit together like a puzzle. I've decided to work with copper over plywood and paint the surfaces with different patinas to create a multi-colored effect. This is the first figures I've completed.
Sometimes interesting ideas have very humble beginnings. In this case my inspiration came when my only tool and paper were a pen and a napkin. The gesture and form I sketched is the germination of a vision of an interlocking wall sculpture.
As an artist the idea is not always fully formed but comes together in the coming weeks or months, in bits and pieces like a puzzle...continuing evolving and taking shape. 'Entidades' is the name I have in mind and I am looking forward to where the sculpture will go from here.
Where does creativity come from?Sometimes an idea just manifests itself from witnessing a shadow or shape on a wall or a reflection on a window. In my other career as a portrait photographer I encounter beautiful silhouettes of family's as they gather around. The negative space between the members suggests relationships and comfort. The concept for 'Familia' started with a sketch and that evolved into a paper maquette to play with space, form and shape.