Hi! Did you miss me?
I know, I know, I have been MIA for a while, but its for a justifiable reason! I swear!
Remember a while ago I mentioned I was working on a project for a class that involved makeing a sculpture? No? Well refresh you memory Gramps!
So that was my sketch, my point of parting. A few thousand emails later to Deedra and I started working on my sculpture. I decided on papier-mache because it was cheap and lightweight.It was a bit of a pian to make, it broke many times before I got it right, but Im glad to say I finished it on time! And here is the "final" product:
Here it was in the hall of the University, where people got to see it and give their input. It was a lovely experience and all the students from the course had to do it. It was amazing the variety of themes and mediums used, from film, to body-painting! I wish I could have taken more pictures, but alas, I had to stay with my poem. I named her "Inriri Cahuvial" like the poem she is interpreting:
Envuelta en un remolino de alas,
te vi primero.
Vi el resplandor de tus ojos
y vi tu pelo.
Cabellera de noche clara
con tabonucos vueltos luceros,
y ojos en los que arden llanos y cerros
con quemazones alucinantes
de cucubanos revoloteando sobre un espejo.
Borrando todo sobre mi frente
pasó un recuerdo que ya no era solo recuerdo.
Llevando todo consigo, todo,
pasó una ráfaga que ya no era tan sólo viento.
Bajo tu pelo, bajo tu frente, bajo tus ojos,
que no eran ojos, ni era ya frente, ni aún era pelo,
sino ramaje, sino rocío que me miraba desde las hojas,
hacia esa forma que era tu tronco siendo tu cuerpo,
se fue volando lo que yo era,
lo que yo he sido:
con las dos alas,
y con las uñas,
y con el pico del carpintero.
Juan Antonio Corretjer
During the presentation a woman came up to me and asked me if I wanted to donate my work to the Department of Humanities (to which I belong as a student) and I said yes. Turns out she was the Dean of my department! I was so happy because my project would not survive another trip, our car was a bit too small for her. So now I can see her all the time when I go to the office :)
So what do you think? I got a few "in-progress" shots that I want to organize before I show them, interested?