December 11th, 2013
Saturday, December 14th 2:00 – 4:00 PM
Mills Pond House Gallery
660 Route 25 A
St. James New York 11780 USA
The Smithtown Township Arts Council (STAC) is one of my favorite arts organizations, so I have maintained my membership, even though I live in Florida and cannot attend its functions. This year I sent my fourth Miniature Sculpture in the environmental series of Water Conservation and Protection.
WATER and the X-FACTOR
You can view all the images and read some background on “Water and the X- Factor” on my blog. Grate Thoughts » Blog Archive » “Water and The X-Factor” miniature sculpture by Bobbi Mastrangelo
If you do get to see the exhibit Dec. 14 – Jan. 10th, please post your comments below.
December 10th, 2013
WATER and METER intersected at right angles with the T in the middle. Why water is at the crossroads of our lives I thought as I gazed at the water valve cover. And that was my working theme as I began my fourth miniature sculpture.
But after watching Simon Cowell’s music competition, The X-Factor, ideas began spinning about Water and the X-Factor for my sculpture. All living things owe their Existence to water.
Front and Top View
This little sculpture is only 6.5″ high including the cover. Planning and fore-thought are needed for the components to resonate and to fit under the cover. Below are the other three views seen when rotating the sculpture.
This sculpture has a glass cover clear on all sides except the back, which has a mirror on the inside which reflects the image of the children in the water.
WATER & The X-FACTOR (back of cover)
The foam core backing piece is frosted with wood filler which was dampened so I could carve the words:
EXISTENCE: Animals, Plants
EXERCISE: Swim, Ski
EXALTATION: Rivers, Oceans
EXIGENCY: Save, Protect (Our Waters)
WATER and EXISTENCE, raised letters in the shape of an X are sandwiched between frosted plexiglass.
What are your thoughts on Water and the X-Factor? You may even have some “X” words to contribute. Please share your comments.