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 clear glass cover on all sides except the back, which has an inside mirror reflecting 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.