LouiseProgressGrand_72dpi_IMG_2335It’s almost New Year’s and my thoughts turn to the future. It is impossible to know what the new year will bring just like it is impossible to know how exactly to create Foundlings. I can head off in one direction only to find obstacles, dead ends, and surprises — not unlike life. It seems to me that the issue is not to be frustrated, disappointed or surprised by what the future brings but to enjoy the unexpected. To be able to say something wasn’t expected but is just as good, or better, then what was intended. To be open to the new.

Below is a sample of the many stages this Foundling went through. Not only was I not sure where I was going with this work but I had no idea how to get to a finished, satisfying piece. I tried lots of different variations but it wasn’t until I added an old drain cover that the form finally felt right but so unexpected. So enjoy the new year, and its surprises.

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