Last week I went to a very interesting lecture with my best friend. It took place in the lovely Santa Monica backyard of a painter who has regular guest lectures by accomplished artists.
They have a potluck and you get to see a presentation of the featured artists work, listen to them talk about their work and then ask them questions afterwards.
The featured artist this time was Painter and teacher Steven Assael http://www.stevenassael.com who’s work is obviously just beautiful.
One of my favorite answers to a question after the lecture was this.
The Question was ” What is the most enjoyable form of expression for you?, drawing or painting?”
And his answer ” Neither, It’s not something I enjoy, its something I have to do. A compulsion that I cannot deny. (not verbatim but basically that)
I just thought that was interesting because I feel like this all the time ever since I can remember. I create the things I do out of the compulsion to create, not for any other purpose really.
Its an inherent need deep inside me that I cannot really control.
I know that every artists feels this way.
So anyway, a segue into a few of the head pieces Ive made this week, just because I absolutely had to. If they sit here in my studio forever at least they are out of my system.
I hand cast the resin elements and mixed them with vintage and reproduction vintage millinery ,poppies, beads, hand set crystal and (handmade by me) appliqué.
Green Hand Cast Skull with all vintage millinery
Clear with glitter Hand Cast Antlers with all vintage millinery, mixed rose, and hand set crystals
Hand Cast skull with all vintage millinery, and hand set crystals
Hand made bat appliqué with sequi bow and my enamel skull with all felt millinery,and hand set crystals front and back views.