My sheet steel, plasma cut & welded 4 foot tall “CLOUD” sculpture has 15 coats of primer and gold paint and has moved into our front yard. Learning to use a plasma cutter and weld as someone in their 70’s makes me feel good about my ability to learn.
I’m feisty and I don’t take instruction well. In my Ramapo College, Judith Peck spring sculpture class, we were supposed to make a “head” out of clay. I’m 69 years old – I don’t have a huge lifetime in front of me to experiment with what I want to say – this is all I got, this is it. And I wanted to create the image I have had rolling around in my head. So I made the ear, eye and curvy shapes of clay, on a plastic covered square of plywood, photographed it, fussed with color in Paint and Photoshop and finally got what I had in my head. Damn, but I am having fun!!!