I have talked about the Brimfield Antique fair before in these writings. It’s a huge event held three times a year in the town of Brimfield, MA. The town has fields and fields of antiques. From beautiful furniture to miscellaneous parts (like this bin filled with old watch faces).
Finding the “ingredients” for my Foundlings involve spending time. Lots of time. I spend time looking for that “perfect piece” but I also spend a lot of time, waiting for when that fragment will find its way into a work. I have had parts in my workshop, sometimes for years. There are other pieces that come back to the studio and they get used right away.
What is true in art is so often true in life. Life is filled with choices and sometimes the results of these decisions happen quickly but at other times, these choices bear fruit years or even decades later. So I take my time knowing that the decisions I make, will have outcomes that are largely unknown to me at the present time. I never know if these choices will work out but I always take my time. I consider it, time well spent.