I rode around the lake, stopping off in town to do some banking. The street furniture in the pedestrian precinct is all blue metal. I was looking for something interesting to sketch with a suitably shady place to sit when I noticed a very odd arrangement - I think it's clearer in my sketch, but it took me a few moments to work out that it's a lounge room scene, complete with poufe and magazine! 20 km cycle
Which brings me to Sculpture - there is an opportunity here for me to apply to be part of a gallery show with the theme 'Art of Moving'. Applicants have to apply to be part of a 'course' which is subsidised by the Health and Environment Departments of our local government. I'm not sure what we might learn in the course as you have to apply with a pretty clear proposal of what sculpture you intend to produce and how you will do it. Anyway, it seems to me that my/our (nearly a) year's worth of effort is great source material for a show which aims to promote the health and environment benefits in non car transport/movement. I've been trying to dream up a way to make it in to a sculpture. The aspects of the experience I am most keen to catch are the small pleasures such as noticing things more, feeling the weather and the seasons, slowing down, nodding hello to people, sharing the experience through the internet with the two other walkers and the blog visitors, improving drawing skills. I think it would be nice not to lose/move too far away from the sketches and their accompanying texts and to somehow incorporate quite a few of them. As a sculpture - lets say, broadly defined! ? Any ideas? Would you, Julie and Penny, like to be involved/have some of your sketches included? One idea I had was to make simple rag dolls sitting/standing sketching representing us and have a 'postcard rack/show'. Any thoughts, anyone?