WINNIPEG HERE WE GO!
It's amazing where art can take you, inner peace, solitude, and frustration, but also, if you are lucky, you get to share your work with people all over the world.
I recently was contacted by the lovely Dorothy in Canada, who wanted to know if I could create a wall mounted sculpture of a male torso. She even sent me a picture of the sort of thing she was thinking of.
I said yes, of course, and so we started our cross Atlantic dialogue.
I made a sketch, and a small trial piece, but I wasn't too happy, I even created a full size piece based on the example Dorothy had sent. Something wasn't working, and then I realised what it was.. I couldn't ape someone else's work, it just wasn't working for me. I came clean with Dorothy and said that I needed to do my own thing, and she was brilliant and said 'go for it, I trust you'
Suddenly I was liberated and found myself making a torso, but one which reflected my approach and style.
Fortunately Dorothy loved it, and it now adorns a wall in her apartment in Winnipeg!
I hope you like it.