Thursday, January 15, 2009


I was working on this piece for a show, but just couldn't get it done it time---I think I don't know enough about glue...or gravity...or welding. Things kept falling apart.

My idea was to visually express emotions that we don't experience all the time, which are intense, fleeting and rare: Ah-ha!, anxiety attack, euphoria, "It's on the tip of my tongue!", upon revealing a lie, upon telling a lie, curiosity, deja vu. Five of those are represented here and the rest are drying or non existent.


  1. I LOVE them!!! These are so wonderful. Really really really.

    I need to know which is which! I mean, I have some ideas, but I'm curious. Also, did you do a drawing of your pops (on the right)? It looks a bit like the picture of him and you on the "beer" fridge that was taken when you were little.

  2. Ooh, I like them a lot! I really like the first one on the left, and the color choices of the middle one. Which ones are these? I have some guesses, but I was one of those kids who sat quietly in class, for fear that if I spoke up I would be wrong. And I don't like to be wrong.

  3. Thank you.

    The one on the left is the first one I made for my intro to sculpture class. I was thinking it would be "upon being told a lie." Doubt, or something. (Though doubt, at least for me, is neither "fleeting" nor "rare." More like ever-present.)

    The second one is anxiety attack. 3rd:On this tip of my tongue. And those are scrabble letters on the bottom which, in a scrabble-esque way, spell the phrase. 4th: Ah ha.

    The one on the right isn't complete AT ALL. It's actually a litho of my friend Chris...well, kinda. It turned into the old man in the sea. I don't know what to make of that one.

    Now that I've told you the "answers," you should tell me if that's what you thought.

  4. I got "anxiety attack" and "Ah ha!" I totally see "On the tip of my tongue" now!

  5. I thought:
    1) anxiety/ revealing or telling a lie-- I would have said doubt, but I didn't know it was an option. the sculpture really gives a gurgling tummy feeling
    2) anxiety/ revealing or telling a lie
    3) I thought curiosity or tip of my tounge
    4) ah ha! or euphoria
    5) de ja vu...