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