having been attached
to the central frame structure.
There is also the issue of resistance. I've been working on the two warriors, and I have found that I've lost my interest in that project. I was interested in the project during the idea stage...but when I got into the making of it...it just stalled. Maybe it was all the interruptions...not the right subject for this time it seems.
Then there is the Christmas and New Years social life...well, what do you konw, one of our family couples just walked into the house...time for lunch together. That is awesome...no question about that. A life reality that must be part of life's plan...family is priority!
OK, I'm back, they are gone, off doing errands in the city. Where was I? Oh yes, issues I'm facing.
So let's get to the first piece of "faces" I'm making, lots of new issues there! To the right you see an image of the rectangle I'm talking about. So I realized even before I began that the clay slabs of the 4 sides of faces you see would probably not be strong enough to withstand it's own weight much less the weight of two other rectangles above, that would be stacked on top of it. Also, since I wanted to have a light inside the piece I would need something to hang those lights inside the box of faces.
I needed a strong frame structure inside that would do several things. Give strength to the whole, plus be something through which I could string lights from the box below to the one above it. It would also have to hold up the sheets of faces on each of the 4 sides, plus be removed from the frame so lights could be placed behind these outer sheets. Make sense? Good. These pictures will help explain what I mean.
In the right photo you see I've placed 3 sheets half way or more up 3 sides of the rectangle. I placed clay spacers between the post and the sheets you see so lights can be lowered down behind each sheet to glow through the cuts and eyes of the faces etc.
I especially love the subtlety of the faces, and with the light coming from inside, I imagine it will enhance the mystery...I hope!
So now I have another issue. How do I finish the top, keep it level and so on as I connect the four sides to the top panel?
Facing new issues never stops, dose it?
Do not be discouraged by resistance, be nourished by it.
Success is the experience of rising to
the level of your true greatness."
Dr. Steve Maraboli