29 June 2015 I understand that it is natural to see faces everywhere. There really isn’t a face in the front of automobiles but with two headlights and a grill it’s easy to see one. Perhaps it’s just because we are wired to “find” other people. Perhaps this is something about bilateral symmetry that makes it so easy to see eyes, arms, legs or breasts. This is Number 8. It is still a work in progress. Having the bones and the brass towards the top of this piece, I was looking to have some of these elements to integrate into the lower part of the piece. In the first image, I didn’t have any secondary brass. I then added two gears and brass pieces in the second image. That’s when I saw the face,... or breasts. Was I imagining this? Even if I was, does this take away from the piece? Or is this one of those things that until it is mentioned, you may not even notice. It does solve the problem of being “top heavy” with brass. In the third image, the secondary brass is incorporated back in the top portion of this work. It does add nice texture but doesn’t solve the problem. In the end, if the human form is a thing of beauty, then following its form is only a recognition of its beauty. And that is fine with me.
Updated: Nov 7, 2018