In the atelier
Seven deadly sins
The end of something
Melting down again ...
Hot wax meets cold snow
like hot lava meets cold sea
Shapes become unpredictable
Almost like cloud explosions
or rising heat in the vast skies
or glowing iron on a glacier
The question now will be who to capture the transformation into glass
What will the transparency bring to light?
How controllable is the process?
New experiences in mold making for kiln casting are tempting the artist
Will he work directly at a negative form or indirectly into a positive shape?
Its torturing him and he is struggling in his approach
Why? How best to deal with it - his imagination is challenged by never ending
Question of a perfect beginning leading to a perfect shape and hence a perfect ending
But such energetic outburst of original natural forces is uncontrollable for the human vanity-
thus perfection is not what the artist shall seek
but, he shall begin with the first mold making steps...
It snowed again ...
Leading the artist to further five molds
Working directly on negative forms
The snow was colder than the last time,
almost ice letting the wax become more fragile
Applying the plaster at first rather thin
claiming all contours of the negative shape
once the wax is steamed off