that will reside on the top
of my keyhole sculpture.
I have constructed two pieces on the subject of "Suspicion." One was to be placed on top of the other. You remember the fumbling and bumbling that happened with this second piece....well the other thing that went array was the fact that, in the cuffufell of trying to match up the twisted side panels, I inadvertently placed the side panels on the outside rim of the bottom piece, instead of on top along the edges. Which was what was supposed to happen.
So when I put this second completed rectangle up on the first one anticipating something amazing and wondrous, I was sorely disappointed. Due to my error, the upper piece is now bigger in dimension than it's bottom partner, and it looks like one of those kid games you play, what doesn't belong? Well it just doesn't belong!
Besides that, I had gone "creative" with the keyholes, expanding and bending them, so now they do not match the lower piece in basic design either.
Now I know, it is a mistake and should not have happened. But...sometimes mistakes are the revelation of something new and exciting and that certainly might be the case here.
I really liked the second piece, even just on it's own. It certainly has something unique and original about it. The first looked boring beside it. Could not this second one now stand on it's own? What if I made a suitable top for it? The right kind of top could make this second one an interesting sculpture.
and the next one with the fancy keyholes
on the right.
So the all seeing eye can look through the keyholes all he likes and see nothing. Empty. There is no one there. I know the public, viewing the piece will peek through the keyholes, and of course also see nothing and wonder why.
Here's the definition of "scapegoat" from "Dictionary.com"
"1. a person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place.
2. Chiefly Biblical. a goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur
after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10,26. "
So, I have drawn up a blueprint (above) for an evil eye to sit on top of this keyhole laced rectangle, with the eye itself set inside, would you believe, the form of a keyhole!
I'm liking this better all the time.
set against dishonest words.”