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JulieSwanSculpture's avatar

Latest Greenware 1

My latest now waiting to dry out before firing.
My references were 'what is beauty'.....and after trying to talk to many people about the subject I decided to just think about the term from a woman's perspective.
I've explored public expectation of appearance, feminine aesthetics and connected handicrafts, practicality and usefulness, imagination and flight and loss.
It's been an interesting time for reflection...but a very big subject to explore.
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3513x5623px 4.83 MB
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1/30 second
Focal Length
40 mm
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Date Taken
Jul 7, 2014, 6:34:57 AM
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RSH33's avatar
The result is lovely to look at.
EUDDFJ's avatar
Tremendous, lifelike and beautiful.  Good luck with the firing.   I assume no glaze to maintain the fine details.
JulieSwanSculpture's avatar
Thank you for leaving your kind comment. It's not in the kiln yet but probably in the next week or so. I agree with you, glazing always takes the detail away....actually I like my work when it's at green ware stage because you can really see my working marks. The slight sheen from the damp clay is beautiful and I'd love to find some way of retaining the effect. Polishing perhaps might work?
EUDDFJ's avatar
Yes, I agree with everything you've said
JulieSwanSculpture's avatar
Thank you Pajutee. I appreciate you sharing a comment.
Elephantis's avatar
Hi Julie an incredible piece I love your tooling, and i particularly love what you have done the resolve the back. I am working on my own piece asking the same question and i came to think of beauty in an entirely new light far beyond the ideas of superficiality as i am sure you did too. I listened to an Australian artist recently observing how people rarely argue about whether something is beautiful or not.  

I think Helen Keller summed it up best when she said something along the lines of ' true beauty cannot be seen or even touched, It is something that is felt in the heart.
JulieSwanSculpture's avatar
Thanks Phil for taking the time to comment....and yes Hellen Keller's thought seems to be a perfect definition. I like the idea that 'beauty reveals itself slowly'.
I've thought a lot about the Japanese aesthetic of Wabi Sabi too and this appreciation would also be a lovely reference point.

How wonderful to hear that we don't often argue about beauty...I like to think that a truly beautiful creation causes us to stand still and quieten our breathing for a moment.

i wish you be best of luck exploring and creating....your work is wonderful... I'll watch  out for your next with much interest.
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