Sunday, October 26, 2008

Nest, version 4


I'm feeling incredibly uncertain about this. The proportions are bothering me most of all, I think - the sphere suddenly feels too small on this drawer. Also, the drawer/pedestal is in direct response to the fact that I have to have a pedestal for the piece this week at Ofrenda. So I was playing around with how to 1) use a pedestal as part of the piece and 2) still work with the bird. Sadly, it felt a little better in my head....

But I'm really tired, so I'll need to look at it again tomorrow. I also don't know if I'm unhappy because it really isn't working, or because I can't get a decently lit photo, on account of all the depth in the piece.

Thoughts? Gut reactions? Rotten tomatoes?

2 comments:

Jane Griswold Radocchia said...

what happens if you raise the nest above the pedestal (sp?) are the proportions better?
I think the nest may be visually crowding the stand,and vice versa -

the bird seems to be headed back to the nest -- intentional?

I wondered what you were doing this weekend!

Alex Zealand said...

Good thoughts. The bird has always been physically in the nest before this, so I'm trying to find a way to relate the bird to the nest, without placing it inside. Maybe, again, I should just get rid of the bird. Obviously, I'm having a hard time letting go of the bird...

I think raising the nest up would be a good idea. That would do two things - improve the proportions, and also change the relationship with the bird, again (good or bad? I don't know). The question is how, of course.