Sunday, October 30, 2011

Old technology - 5772


The tools I use go back centuries in time  –  plaster,  chalk, clay, wax, sand, cement, Italian rasps, serrated wire,  hardwood  clay modeling tools, a wooden mallet, chisels, occasionally a brush , bits of pigment, different binders
I have an old emac that goes back 10 years which I’ve since replaced.
Recently we celebrated the  Jewish new year in Montreal, David’s home town which is ingrained in his dreams. Jenny served as the cantor at a reform synagogue on Sherbrooke West where she sang the high holidays -  also known as  ‘days of awe’ Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur.

Jenny sat for this portrait when she was six or seven –  and of course like most children, very restless.


Jenny life size - ciment fondu

9 comments:

  1. Bello ed intenso questo ritratto!!! Brava

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  2. Old technology, like old and revered rituals, help us to see beauty, truth and the wisdom of connection to our ancestors. We honor all that is sacred, don't we, when we continue in these practices?

    I love how you weave together your recent celebrations with your work and family. I am so happy that your family shared such a beautiful time together!

    Your sculpture is spectacular.

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  3. Marcia! Your sculpture is so grandiose! Her liveliness is deeply moving!

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  4. Grazie, il mio caro signore Tessarolo! Io sono onorato dal Suo commento!!!

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  5. Melinda I love your comment!!!
    You express much better much than I do something of the feeling that I was trying to get at!!! Perceptive and then some.
    xo Marcia

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  6. Thank you Kim!
    I so enjoy visiting your blog and I'm fascinated by your recent reworking of previous paintings - your ability to play with them and take risks in a completely fearless way. I'm inspired by that!
    Marcia

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  7. Kathrin - I am always touched by the warmth and unstinting generosity of your comments!!! Thank you so very much!!!
    Marcia

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  8. Marcia -- whatever technology you use -- and you are great at both the old and the new, you are magnificent and I stand in awe of you.

    This is a beautiful piece and vividly brings that little girl to life. What an incredible talent you have.

    Love Barbara

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