Humble Contributions to the Peoples' History

A good novel so captures the imagination that I attempted to put that idea into a sculpture project.

Working with porcelain, I carved the clay into a book and then created a scene from Herman Melville’s literary masterpiece, Moby Dick. As the piece air-dried, I had to fix and fix again the clay cracking along the sides but finally stabilized the splitting. Unfortunately, when it came out of the kiln, the book had nearly broken in two with a quarter-inch gap across the front. A corner had fallen off, and sides had split and warped in several sections. Still, I set to work to see if I could make repairs. With glue, paint and glaze I began the patching process thinking that, in the end, this is not going to work.

Cracks on the Underside

Cracks on the Underside

Well, I’ll leave the question about redemption with you, in either case, the whale and Captain Ahab–or the sculpture.

 

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Comments on: "Beyond Redemption?" (4)

  1. generalreb@comcast.net said:

    Kae,

             FANTASTIC!!!!!!!! That looks great, as we would say down South “you done good”!

    John

    Like

  2. Michel Kratz said:

    Looks good to me, I will quote my General, “You done good”

    Like

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