Heart Project

The Heart series/project is advancing…

I’ve been working on the paper mache hearts a lot lately.  I ordered 40 of them online a few weeks ago and ordered another 30 hearts today.  I have tons of ideas for them and things that I want to experiment with, so I was excited to get a Dremel tool last week to start carving and cutting up some of the hearts.  I refer to it as heart surgery, but no anesthesia is needed and there is absolutely no risk of death.   

I started the Heart series by working on paintings, but now focus on the paper mache hearts.  So far, this series/project is really getting me out of my traditional working/creating methods, which is a good thing.   I typically have everything well planned out and stick to a certain schedule to make sure I reach my intended goals.  This time around, I’m being more flexible and taking detours here and there, not setting any “hard target” dates, etc.  I’m enjoying the journey and surprised that I’m more interested in the sculptural aspect of the project instead of working on the flat 2D painting surfaces constantly…extremely refreshing. 

The paper mache hearts are from Hobby Lobby and come 2 to a pack and are manufactured in the Phillipines.  I’m not sure what kind of glue is used or if it’s toxic, so I decided to contain my workspace as much as I could by putting up some plastic sheeting to keep the dust particles from getting all over my house/studio.  Since safety comes first, I also used a mask and goggles.     : )

I’m also “planning” to make a new video this coming weekend, so stay tuned! 

just about to start

the aftermath


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