Carl Purdy and I are starting to work on a performance for the Westobou Festival. It's called Hums & Oms: Performing Sculpture, and it will involve sculpture on a stage, sculpture that can be played like a musical instrument - and musicians playing compositions by Carl. Here you can see that Spike has noticed me looking intently at my sketchbook while drawing and thinking. It looks like he's absorbing the power of the sketchbook.
Here I'm beginning to build large vessel forms. After the final firing, strings will be attached between the vessels so that we can play them - maybe with bass or cello bows.
Some of the wet clay vessels at full height, ready for carving. Small holes will soon be cut; the strings will be attached through the holes.
Carved pots, halfway dry. Note the small holes.
The first firing is complete. The works in front have a coating of glaze; they are ready for the second firing.
After the glaze firing. Size: about 2 feet high.
Another one finished.
And a third one. There will be 8 in all.