GROUP OF ART SEVENTH EXHIBITION
Opening Friday, February 3rd 7-9 pm at the Bohemian Cafe and Gallery, Bracebridge.
I chose to sculpt a shockingly pregnant torso carved in Indiana Limestone for this challenge. I am always in awe of a pregnant belly. They definitely stand out and are memorable. I remember when I was pregnant that complete strangers would touch my belly like it was common property LOL! I think as nudes, the pregnant bellies are really shocking - what alien(s) resides inside - especially when you can see hands or feet pushing or kicking. I know it is a beautiful miracle despite the shock.
CELEBRITY PORTRAIT event at the Bohemian opened January 20th, 2012.
I was one of five artists who did a portrait of "Peaches" aka actress Robin Clipsham. I called my Chinese Soapstone sculpture "The High-Flying Peaches" because her sunglasses looked like flying goggles. The money from a silent auction of the portraits goes to the Children's Foundation of Muskoka. All the portraits were amazing and although Peaches picked another one to take home, she did say at the opening that my sculpture made her feel like a beautiful flower. As always, Peaches was very entertaining at both the opening and at the sitting where I sculpted a clay model of her to work from later in stone.