For years, since I begun teaching at George Fox we always do an art retreat in the fall on the Oregon coast in Newport. Being the sculpture professor that I am, we have to take advantage of being on the coast, and do a little art project out there. What better sculpture project to do in the sand but sand casting?!
The students and I always have a great time, and sometimes actually create something that looks semi-decent. Every year I make about two to three “faces.” This past year I brought in a variety of small trinkets and assemblage material and went to town and created over ten. There were a couple of pieces that didn’t survive due to a sneaker wave that wiped out a whole community of our pieces that we were working on, but all in all we had a very productive day.
We’ll see if something comes of these critters. You may have seen versions of them showing up in some of the 2-D work I was doing last fall, what happens to these guys we’ll see….
Go make something.