I have started working on where I want to situate certain sculptural pieces, shooting them in what I see as their natural environment. Undine - I have always wanted to shoot at a sea/shore location. I finally managed to get the piece into the right light and location.
The Undine in situ shoot came about from my recollection of why I am fascinated by the forms of the dolphin skull. As a teen back in the mid 80's friends at my local beach found a Bottle nosed Dolphin skeleton after heavy storms washed away some large sandbanks. They managed to collect most of the skeleton and put her back together. I have always assumed the skeleton was a "her" a romantic association of some sort of lost mermaid - hence what I see as Undines re-creation with this piece. Shooting Undine with the dawns sun rising from behind, allows light to pass through ( hence my original installations having the LED lights within), but with a warmer more natural quality.
I haven't entirely abandoned my digital studies as outlined below, but have decided to be a little more realistic and I have just started with Scott Eatons' anatomy classes. I will be working through the studying/drawing Human Anatomy on-line classes, which will be completed over the next eight weeks.
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Anyway back to watching, looking, reading and understanding (and drawing or course - its been a while since I have done that!).
Then back onto the digital studies once I have absorbed some of Scott's teaching.
Occasional updates from me.