Happy 2012, humans and beasts. I haven't been slacking off ... honestly. Here are today's photos of what's in the glass studio. I've just had these glass blocks & vessels polished, and I'll be making many more sculptures of all shapes and sizes in 2012, to go in Off-Centre gallery from the start of February.
Not forgetting illustration, this week I've been doing a bit of 3-D character creation in plasticine. Modelling is a nice alternative to sketching characters and enables you to change their pose and draw them from any angle. My plan was to make a charismatic owl and wombat, but my subconscious took over and made a troupe of plaintive, bedraggled beasts who seemed to be saying: 'For this we crawled out of the primeval sludge? Just what the heck are we, anyway?' Bemused, I showed one to a toddler, who bonded with it immediately. 'Dog-cat,' he explained. So now you know.