Thursday, May 15, 2008

Inspired by Mother Nature

I'm so taken with the notion of pod shapes!

I've been collecting photos of pods, sketching pods, sculpting pods. I'm totally captivated with the simple, elegant shape. The concept of a creative repository tickles my fancy. Seed pods represent growth, new life, beauty to come, a storehouse of energy.

Yesterday I decided to pair back at the torch. I limited my colors to ivory and amber, which look so perfect with copper. Sometimes limitations can be so freeing -- instead of focusing on trite surface design, I worked with the form itself.

This morning when I ventured out to the kiln, I was a bit awed by the cohesiveness of the kiln goddess's production. My absolute favorite of the lot is this plain ivory pod. No matter which side I view it from, it's good!