As mentioned in previous blog posts.. Inspired by the program
From Words to Wings which our daughter and her husband founded
in Ecuador, I've been making a series of traveling librarians...even
tried my hand at a little poetry to accompany them.
Some children cuddle at home
To share a book, hear a story
Some children walk down the street
To find a book, hear a story
Some children go in a car or bus
To search for a book, hear a story
Some children go online
To discover a book, read a story
Some children turn on the tele
To see a book, hear a story
Some children dream and wait
For the traveling librarians
Who come by jeep
Who come on horseback
Who come by canoe
Who come by skiff
Who come on dragon’s back
Who bring books
It's fun to see them emerge in the studio...
Here are some process photos:
A dragon librarian...basic armature:
A little further along...polyester and thread
around wire..and designing spokes.
Muslin hand stitched over stuffing....
(small creature in front ended up a winged dragon
Patina added to leather....and rawhide wet-formed
spokes (and books) added:
Completed Pageante and Roland
Head of another creature...which I thought was going to
be a dragon...but she had something else in mind
Beaded leggings were definitely requested.
And a basket just perfect to fit between legs and hold mini books..
including a mini dragon book, of course
As I said, thie creature had her own ideas.. These rawhide wings
seemed much more appropriate than dragon wings... and
Skreeraugh (aka Peggy) came to life..
But it is not just creatures that can bring books...Remember
that wood from the old dock in my last blog post?
As I thought it might...it became a skiff with library on
Loofe, the librarian enjoys taking a break to read one
of his books...
Next destination for the librarians is the Brooklyn Museum....where
I'll be participating in the American Fine Craft Show, Brooklyn
There was a fun article by Jenifer Eberhart on the show which
appeared last week with responses by myself and four other
sculptors to various process and life questions at examiner.com:
article/sculptures-to-join- other-works-at-american-fine- craft-show?CID=examiner_ alerts_article
All my figures are looking forward to greeting folks in
Brooklyn....and sharing the booth - #49 with a new species of mini
creatures called Taradiddles...(more about them in a future
Hope to see some of you at the Brooklyn Museum!
Adventure on! Wendy