This incredible Portugeuse artist is installing her 'Valkyrie' sculpture in the main hall of the gallery. (Seen here installed for her solo show at the Palais de Versailles!)
I - along with 4 other artists, including basketmaker Joe Hogan, will be installing our responses in the adjoining Link Gallery space.
My response, La Pachamama Santa Maria, is the mother of all - animal, vegetable, mineral. Her human element will be in the shape of neolithic pygmy pots that I shall be learning to make.
Here's La Pachamama Santa Maria's head in progress.
And her spine before attachment.
So from now on, I'll be doing weekly updates on the progress of my sculpture for the LARGEST SHOWING SPACE IN IRELAND! Whoop!
The base of La Pachamama Santa Maria's spine is beginning to stretch out across her cape at quite a rate. I've been dyeing up local sheep's fleece to blend her chakras into the rest of the cape.
On Tuesday, I was able to add some of my pots to a firing in world-reknowned salt glazer, Peter Meanley's, kiln. I was there as he unpacked the kiln. It's such a privilege to be able to learn from someone such as Peter.
This is one of my resulting offering cups. The glaze is purely made from the salt introduced during firing in reduction. The cup will accompany La Pachamama Sanata Maria.
And lastly, a few of the pygmy pots I'm throwing ready for the neolithic firing. They are each about 3cm high and will eventually adorn La Pachamama Santa Maria's cape.
Til next week!