Over at Christmas, I was talking to my father about the dolls I have been making recently. My family had wanted to see them and I showed them by holding them in my hands. After having them been admired, I put them down again. A pile of colored wool. Just limbs. Almost carelessly tossed aside.
I have been thinking about that image a lot.
Making the dolls is one thing, but showing them is quite another. How can I show them in a way that does justice to the nature of their character? I need to talk to someone.
My father instantly googled the name of the artist he had just met in Barcelona last November:
Gerard Mas (Spanish sculptor, born in 1976)
What started as a search for ways how to present one's work, turned into an intense fascination for Mas's work. Here's a sample of what I found online.
|The repetition of the statues and the pedestals could work for my dolls too.|
|It took me a moment before I spotted the bees. The expression on her face is powerful and distracting.|
|Again, a quick glace doesn't do this one justice.|
|Like a fish on a plate. I wonder how big this one is.|
|Do you see 'it'?|
|The skin texture is almost real.|
|How about a frame?|
|Here the pedestal is part of the sculpture.|