True vessel

is what I'm working on.
I'm learning to trust my first instincts with ideas and not labouring them.
I'm taking the falcate -that's my single semester of Horticulture coming back to me- form of a typical gum leaf and slightly symmetrising it (if that's not already a word I'm coining it) and manipulating it into a stylised 'canoe' shape (thanks to photocopies, sticky tape and my new friends at bateau.com).

It's actually a lot like pattern making.
Not even like.

I am an analogue thinker and worker, but you know..I'm OK with it.

Sorry about the tiny glimpse. I suppose it's confidential and hence I probably shouldn't be blogging about it at all! But unless you really want to see another 5 centimetres of black ribbing on Princess, there's not a whole lot left to blog about!

Right, I'm off to watch Shipping News..quite appropriate really. Happy vessel wednesday everyone


Blogger Heather Moore said...

Yes! Deciding to trust my first instincts was a massive move forward for me, so I know what you mean about that. Self-trust is so much more relaxing than trying to second-guess yourself constantly. It also means you can move forward so much quicker!

It's very exciting to get a glimpse of your process. I studied theatre arts at university, so your career has more than a little appeal to me!


8 February 2007 at 4:01 am  
Blogger Madge said...

Happy vessel Wednesday to you, too, canoe builder!

8 February 2007 at 7:11 am  
Blogger Ashley said...

Ooh--I like the concept of using the leaf as the bark. It gestures gracefully at the organic relationship between tree and canoe without making impossible claims to "authenticity."

8 February 2007 at 8:48 am  

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