Opened Eyes

20 November 2019. This piece, “Gothic Fluke” was another one of those pieces that languished in my studio for years. While working on a new Foundling I wondered what the brackets (to the left and right of the fish bones) would look like on this old, unfinished work.

To my surprise, the piece just “woke up”. It came alive. All it needed now was a frame.


I had purchased four of these brackets a couple of years ago at the Brimfield Antique Fair. I had tried to use them with several other pieces and yet, as beautiful as they are, they just didn’t work. You also might recognize them as they were tried on Satori V, in another post. This didn’t work out either, but now, just like that, I am using these brackets on two Foundlings.


I do wish I had a better understanding of my creative process. I know that I am creative and I know that I am able to conjure up this creativity on an almost “as needed” basis, but I do wonder if a new element “wakes up” a piece or if a new ingredient just opens my eyes. In the end, it doesn’t matter. It only matters that I am pleased with the creation of a new Foundling.




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