My totems have gone through a few iterations since I started playing around with this idea. First they were small and flattish.
Then I gave them a solid base and a hollow body.
Along the way I learned about the need for balance (not just in life but in artwork), sturdier wire, proportion, and overall design and construction.
Now I’ve come to this in my totem creations. A little smaller, still bobbles, better balance and design. This piece was created intuitively. That is, I chose a face mold, 3 colors of ink, a few textures, and let my hands create. I tried to approach this with as little internal criticism as possible (that inner critic doesn’t like having its mouth stuffed, believe me.)
The timing of this post is great. We’re expecting a snowstorm here. Summer won’t be too far behind.