Very grateful for Ian and Simon staying till 18:30 on their Saturday evening to get the customers bedroom plastered! Also thank you to @the_preacher_of_solitude for coming in yesterday till 17:00 and to @henrygavan_ for his efforts during the week. Good change in this room this week. If you swipe you can see this room 5 days prior. Getting the French doors in the kitchen yesterday was also a big step forward courtesy of Aston Window Installations who are always reliable and reasonably priced. Back at it today with Ian and Simon again. #plaster #bedroom #propertydeveloping #construction #work #weekend #dynamicpropertygroup
A friend asked me to repair and paint this piece for them. The story was of a beaten and mistreated pregnant concubine, that killed herself out of vengeance against the Emperor. The nose had been chipped off so I fixed it. It was originally a white piece of vintage plaster. I have been told she is also a goddess of vengeance that women in other cultures pray to for protection. Whatever the story behind the figure, the imagery and symbolism is definitely a powerful archetype. I had received several different stories on this white vintage plaster piece, so I Just went with what I felt about her intuitively. I repaired her and painted. What do you guys think #archetype #vengeance #ladyhahnsart #marciahahnart #michaeldemengstudent #crypticmafiasocietyartist #stlouisartist #plaster #vintage #figurine #sculpture #asian
I think everyone who moves into an older home goes in with some level of expectation. We know that those gorgeous wavy glass original windows freeze over in the winter. We know there will be cracks in the walls and uneven floors. We know the plumbing fixtures may sometimes take some ‘coaxing’ to work. We take all these quirks in though because living in an older home is so much more than those small sacrifices. Can I just be real for a sec though There is one thing I don’t love or tolerate when it comes to working on our house.....plaster. Give me paneling and drywall any day to demo over plaster. There is nothing more gross than being covered in plaster dust so thick you can taste it. Two years ago I didn’t know tasting dust was a thing, but I’m here to tell you it is a thing, and it doesn’t taste good at all. 😷😂 #plaster #demo #dusteverywhere #thankgodforhepavacs
And voila, plaster relief cast from carved and pressed clay 👐🏻 Swipe to see clay mold and plaster setting in process ➡️
This piece was inspired by a poem emailed to me the other day, ‘Birdwings’ by Rumi:
Your grief for what you've lost lifts a mirror
up to where you're bravely working.
Expecting the worst, you look, and instead,
here's the joyful face you've been wanting to see.
Your hand opens and closes and opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed.
Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birdwings.
#balance #freedom #hands #wings #flight #light #rumi #sculpture #plaster #claymold #process #wip