Monday, July 11, 2016

part of the herd

New work on its way to Bluerock Gallery for Meet The Herd, this weekend July 16 and 17, 2016. Follow this link for full event details. Hope to see you there :)

Untitled #1. Chased and repousséd biomorphic form. Oxidized aluminium. Christine Pedersen. 2016.

I make what I love—way to start a Monday! It’s a really great feeling that I can walk into my office (aka the basement studio) and love what I do. Now that doesn’t mean it’s easy… I spend a fair bit of time hugging a mug of tea and staring at things ;) And it really takes time, that wondering how to do them—I know what I want—but I’ve got to figure out the how, and what materials, and which techniques will get me there.

I sketch a lot. All sorts of designs… The process of making becomes what my brain says is interesting, it is what “we"—the head, hands and heart of me—will do. All to say that I have a very wide variety of inspirations, and the biggest joy is going where they take me.

This is the first piece I have ever called “Untitled”. I had a feeling about how it should look, and this time it was in metal, rather than the porcelain I often use for sculpting. It was a complicated process getting to finished - and a lot of fun. And this is a key part of the rhythm of making: during the process, the next 3 in the series emerged, hand and brain designed them as I was chasing this one. Can’t wait to get started.

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