Sunday, March 1, 2009

The First Piece

This is the first piece of sculpture that I made. It was shown at the St. John's College exhibition, Books As Inspiration, in November of 2005. I was co-curating the show and decided to make a piece. The theme had to do with using something from one of the great books that St. John's uses in its curriculum. There were about 65 pieces of art from artists around Santa Fe.

I read Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and made this piece, which shows Huck and Jim floating down the river. An old ledger was used for the raft. My first pieces were assembled with sticks from my back yard, sculpting wax that a friend had given me, and old bed sheets that I ripped apart.

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