Last week I had the opportunity to meet with some friends to be creative in beautiful Indian Rocks Beach. I did my first clay sculpture. There’s plenty of room for improvement, but I love it and I treasure it for what the occasion meant to me: a nice getaway with friends. A time to escape from the routine and have a good time.
I’ll definitely practice more and venture with other materials. I liked the clay but it’s heavy and that’s a drawback for me. I still have to paint and sand it out. Hopefully I can post a picture when is finished.
Election 2016 in a Sketch
Divided We Are
My sketch above was made in color pencil. Simple, fast, and to the point. It depicts the controversial issues I’ve heard about the election. In all honesty I have not spent much time watching any of the campaigns, but you can’t scape the headlines and jokes. I picked a woman’s torso to represent what, in my opinion, are arguable issues surrounding the elections: sexual harassment and email scandals. My sketch has no face, no complete limbs to stress a female torso area which wears a bikini with the top being a torn American Flag. It emphasize division, rupture and the reality that underlies our society. We are divided in many ways and for as long as U.S.A has been a country. In her belly she has a tattooed email to represent Hillary’s infamous and questionable email scandal.
Divided We Are
United We Must Stand (that is, if we want to survive)