A few days ago I came across this tweet. How timely!
I have always been a single project artist. Only a few months ago I started noticing that a lot of people that I follow on Instagram work on multiple projects at once. I started thinking that although it may interrupt the sense of flow, it might be nice to get some quick wins, because my typical projects usually take a few months to complete (yes, really).
In the beginning of 2020, I spent a couple months working on “The Brain Project”. I had to complete it under a pretty tight deadline, and had to work pretty quickly. But honestly, it was a pretty monotonous process and I needed to mix it up a little. So on some evenings, when I really didn’t feel like doing it, I would work on some mini-projects like these.
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My current big project is also moving along, but MUCH more slowly. It is really easy to lose momentum. Despite the fact that my craft table is always an “artsy mess”, with all of the art supplies left just where they were and ready to restart anytime, sometimes it’s really difficult to get enough activation energy to start.
But last weekend, I finally got my husband to drill the holes needed to assemble the brain slices into the final sculpture (even though the beadwork is not done for all of them yet). I was really anxious to see how it will look, so without taking the time to wipe my fingerprints off of each slice, I hastily put them together. There will be at least 2 more slices in the final sculpture.
All of this will need to come back apart, because aside from carefully wiping down each plexiglass sheet with ethanol, I also need to remove the paper backing of each slice. In the end, it will be completely translucent.
To learn more about the brain slice project, please check out my previous posts here and here and stay tuned for more updates!
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