"listening to my heart" I have been experimenting with clay, abstract figures this summer.

 

Raising kids I found that I could have all the facts needed to carefully  make a wise thoughtout life decision and still be unsure what road to take. I remember searching the Internet for facts and still not having an obvious path.  When this is the case I learned  to listen to my heart to make the right choice. This sculpture depicts a man taking a moment to listen, think and feel with his heart. He is relying on his primal instinct as opposed to his cerebral cortex. He is relying on the wisdom of his years. This piece is "listening to my heart". 

 

 

"listeningto my heart".                    unglazed stoneware.                                       Side and profile view.  

"listeningto my heart".                    unglazed stoneware.                                       Side and profile view.  

His hand is over his heart and  his head is tilted as he checks with his heart. 

His hand is over his heart and  his head is tilted as he checks with his heart. 

He has a man bun which I think gives him a primal look. His head is extended up but tilted to one side. His chin points to his heart and his hand is covering his heart. His eyes are just sockets giving him the look of having his eyes closed as he connects with his primal instinct - his heart. 

Close up of his face. 

Close up of his face. 

He has a buddy who is still in the kiln.

I will probably put a glaze wash on him next week.