Working as an artist is incredibly fulfilling, and I have a dream. Not necessarily a goal but a deep wish. I love to challenge myself in my art. It started out pretty simply, Can I make a breast out of mesh that looks like a real breast? Can I make a hip, that feels like a hip when I run my hand over it? Can I make the art feel like a human if the human happened to be made out of wire mesh? Sometimes I get in over my head and bite off more than I can chew, and it takes months or years to finish. I have a giant face in my studio that I've been working on for at least 3 years for instance. My dream is to make a face with a veil out of wire mesh, like the veiled virgin by Giovanni Strazza. Someday I'll even do it. It's incredible, isn't it? I really think that changing the direction of my work to incorporate more fabric would really challenge me and bring a new element to my work.
Maybe I'll start this week.