For the first ten or fifteen years of my life as a sculptor, I'd placed about 1000 of my more traditional bronze pieces, mostly dancers, in a variety of settings throughout the world. And suddenly, I felt the itch to change what I was doing. Significantly change what I was doing...rapid and purposeful movement away from my then-current body of work.
Ten years ago, I started my current body of work which I called "Swoopies" to capture the elegance of the movement and the emotion in the moment. They've been very well received (thank you patrons!) and I have continued to improve my creation techniques and experimented with new materials as I added a bit more detail--faces, hands, and the like.
Sitting in my car, somewhere in those 2700 miles, I felt that familiar stirring of creativity...a yen to try something different...perhaps moving to a simpler style....fewer details...contemporary materials...larger pieces...creating sculpture ahead of the curve.
In the Muppet Movie, there's a delightful song featuring Kermit and Fozzie about their road trip--"Movin' Right Along" ...it captures where I am and I thought I'd share it with you. It goes like this:
"Movin' right along in search of good times and good news
With good friends you can't lose
This could become a habit
Opportunity knocks once let's reach out and grab it
Together we'll nab it
Movin' right along
Footloose and fancy-free
Getting there is half the fun
Come share it with me"
I hope you do come along...and share it with me. There's a lot more to come!