Bird man-Two minds
The Ceramic Handmade Figure is a Ceramic Sculpture of a mythical imagined man that has two elements.
A fabrication of my imagination possibly came to mind from a film or TV series I had watched?
I like to experiment; push myself, that is when the idea occurred to me -what fun it would be to create a sculpture based on a myth that has two sides; a complete double-sided man one the actual man the other his mind explained by the expression on his face.
The birdman idea fabrication elaborates my thought process about my journey to make this sculpture also because I remembered reading about Anthus the greek god of birds (mythology)
One one side on looking at this sculpture, it seems to be just one-sided. Not so; on turning the piece around to the back, another whole figure appears as if by magic!
Of course, existing only in myth, as a person. Without foundation in fact; imaginary; fictitious: My explanation was entirely mythical.
I have used a built method of coiling.
I spend a lot of time at each stage, using clay straight out of the bag.
Each layer must be leather hard before carrying on to support the weight of carrying on. (hand-building)
If I did not do this, the whole structure would collapse!
Another danger point when hand-building is to make sure there are no air pockets in the clay because it will cause the whole sculpture to explode in my kiln!
When I am content with the finished artwork in its raw stage, I will then decide on the underglazes and oxides finish.
Myth is a folklore genre consisting of narratives or stories that play a fundamental role in a society, such as foundational tales of origin myths. The main characters in legends are usually gods, demigods or supernatural humans.
Sculpture dimensions : 35.5 x 24.5 x20 cm
Weight: 4 kilos
(Bird Man Two Minds)