Sure. Everybody knows that right? But really think about it--- look at that ring/ watch/ pen/ chair-- whatever is currently handy. It started out as just an idea in someones head, and now it's *an object* in the physical world. That thought is freaky and exciting and makes me think anything could be possible when I'm optimistically charged-up like I'm getting back to being now. (Ray is continuing to do his part as you can see.)
I've always liked combining and layering images in different ways. One thing I'm doing in connection with *new idea* is looking very hard at what other people in the field I'm interested in are doing. Most of the work seems to be done by male artists, something that is also the case with metal sculpture.
I like the fact that so far I've not seen anything out there that is anything like what is in my head. My work can be edgy, but I think it still definitely has a female vibe. (None of the images below represent exactly what i have in mind. This is all very old work from years ago.)
I especially like creating images that give off power, or create some kind of myth.
How cool is she?
The first sculpture I made based on the vague idea of her was called "The Watcher". It used to be a big favorite of mine, and still has a vibe, but when I look at it now my skills have evolved so much its tin soldierish look really bothers me, and I left out the Native American influence. The watcher turned into more of a bandit queen, but was still sprung from this.
This version eventually became Jezebel Birdsong, and arguably, even Tina is an offshoot of this idea.
I've always sketched rough ideas, but need to learn to actually draw. All this is still fun, but now having something to aim at, to focus my energy towards, makes me way more into it. (Don't judge, I know I have a long ways to go, but you have to start somewhere.) :)