Saturday, February 2, 2013

Context, and Scale

Three Sisters



Woven Net #3
Mary asked as to size so... just to provide some idea of scale (and to exhibit my lack of digital grooming) are a couple held in my average sized hands.
The Three Sisters are the smallest I have done, less than the diameter of a dime. The largest I've worked so far was nearly the length of my hand, about 6" long.
I've spoken before of Twyla Tharp's The Creative Habit a very good book that I haven't been able to finish because it sets off all of my most insecure inner voices (working on that)
I did get as far as the first couple of chapters and I found myself realizing that the scale I gravitate to could best be defined as "intimate" which I struggle with, in my mind I have a weird prejudice that bigger is better.
(another thing to work on)
I think I will try this book again and see if I can't set those voices and prejudices aside.


deanna7trees said...

they are all amazing and fabulous. i imagine the smaller ones are harder to achieve.

alsokaizen said...

Hi Deanna
The smaller ones are harder to hold onto while wrapping or stitching :) like mini bars of soap!

neki desu said...

insecure inner voices? i hear you.and not wanting to sound like the herald of doom, but it doesn't get better.
and agree bigger is not better.

alsokaizen said...

Hi Neki
Nope it hasn't gotten better over time, they are always there,I just need to learn to turn down the volume enough to be able to work...