I am attracted by the core – within ourselves, within logs. It all starts with a dialogue within myself, then I talk to the tree. Will it follow my plan? The answer comes as I chop away piece after piece to make the idea appear. That is a very physical dialogue. Putting on the final touches with carefully blended pigments is more meditative. Painting it feels like caressing the structure, taking it in one more time.
Then it is all about your core, your dialogue with the sculpture. What do you see? What is touched? Sometimes they will twinkle back, if you look carefully.
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