I'm not sure who first suggested to me that I turn a piece that I had made upside down, but I've been doing it for a long time! Stacking forms on top of each other is another way to try and see things differently. I think that 'seeing' is the most important part of a creative life and I don't want to get too accustomed to accepting obvious solutions to my work.
|Pot on top of pot....a new totem idea...?|
These two on top of each other are an interesting, and maybe even better, approach to my totem idea. I would usually have each piece diminish in size as I stacked them up....like the one that just finished, but I really like the 'posture' of these two together...very anthropomorphic, don't you think? So, I'm asking myself, how high can I take these? 3 high...4...?
I am reminded of the tree pruning technique called "pollarding".
Then I started wondering could I put digits on the end of these spout-like appendages and turn them into hands?! Some ideas are just plain scary...